Water is an important element for many different reasons. Let’s start with us: we are made of about 75% water depending on the body composition. Water has a very important role in our body: regulation of body temperature, transport of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, dissolution of minerals and nutrients, helps with digestion, protection of organs and tissues, lubrication joints, among others.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK also conducted a 12-week experiment in which 84 obese adults received weight loss counseling and were assigned to one of two groups. The first group was instructed to drink about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals, while the second group was asked to quickly imagine their full stomach before each meal. Experience has shown that the first group lost 1.5kg more than the second group.
Here are some of the many benefits of water for health:
– Helps maintain our vigilance
– Prevents headaches
– Strengthens cognitive abilities
Drinking plenty of water can help you lose weight and / or keep a healthy weight. According to a nutrition specialist Dr. Melina Jampolis, staying hydrated helps keep your metabolism functional. It can also help your body accurately distinguish hunger from thirst. If you drink water before meals, you can satisfy your body’s water needs and eat less during the meal.
Researchers estimate that consuming 2 liters in a single day can increase energy expenditure by about 96 calories a day. It may be better to drink cold water because the body will need to spend energy (calories) to heat the water to body temperature.
STEP 1: WEIGH
If the numbers on the scale show a decimal place, round it down if it is 0.4 or less, round up if it is 0.5 or more.
(Example: 90.5 pounds = 91 kilos 90.5 is rounded to 91, etc.)
STEP 2: DIVIDE YOUR WEIGHT BY 2
If this number includes one decimal place, simply round. The number we get is our required water consumption in ounces.
(Example: 91 kilos / 2 = 45.5, which is rounded to 46 kilos)
STEP 3: DETERMINE YOUR LEVEL OF ACTIVITY
Our level of physical activity is directly related to our water consumption. When we make a physical effort, our body will naturally expel the water, which means that we must compensate for this lack.