Water and Weight Loss: How Much Do You Really Need to Drink?
Water and Weight Loss: How Much Do You Really Need to Drink?

Water and Weight Loss: How Much Do You Really Need to Drink?

It must sound cliché, but our bodies need water badly and will not function right if there is not enough water in our system. The human body contains more water than any other substance. Many people does not realize it, but having enough water can actually help in losing weight.

It may not sound true, but drinking the right amount of water has been proven to be a big factor by many studies made. People who understand the importance of water increases their consumption of water as they try to progress in their effort to lose weight. But how does it work? And just how much water should one person take in order to increase the chances of losing weight?

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What Makes Water So Important?

Before we answer the questions above, let us first discover the importance of water for the body. It just takes a few hours under extreme exposure to the sun and heat before a person gets dehydrated, and three days straight without water can kill anyone. We all know the general fact that the body will malfunction because of dehydration, but what are the details behind it? Here are the most important things you must know about the water and our body.

Water helps control your body’s temperature. Water helps keep the moisture in your tissues and your whole body which helps it maintain a certain temperature.
Water helps you get rid of the nasty things inside your body, including toxins. The body excretes wastes with the help of water through urination, defecation and perspiration.
Water helps your body function well and transport the nutrients to the right organs in the body.
Water helps in producing healthier body cells.
Water helps in breaking down what we eat and allows the body to maximize the nutrients in foods.

How Does Water Affect Weight-Loss?

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