Monday, March 18, 2013

Top 10 Reasons We Need To Drink Water! (continued)

7. Water helps remove toxins from the body, in particular from the digestive tract.  Water supresses the appetite naturally and helps the body mataboize stored fat.  Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.  One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the  dieters studied in a Unversity of Washington study.

8. Water regulates the body's cooling system.  Sports drinks are useful when consumed after or during vigorous and prolonged exercise in high heat.  But most experts agree that water works better than carbohydrates or sugared beverages for moderate exercise.  For instance, if you drink 12 ounces of plain water, your body will absorb 8 ounces of it within 15 minutes.