Drink water, then more water!
We’ve all heard the guidelines towards drinking enough water but who actually does? The Government recommends drinking 6 to 8 glasses (1.2 litres) of fluid daily to replace normal water loss and prevent dehydration, so drinking more than this could work in your favour to profit from water’s great benefits.
Apart from maintaining the balance of body fluids, help the kidneys function, energizing muscles and keeping our skin silky smooth, another important factor, is the ability to help boost the amount of calories you burn.
2 documented studies show that water can boost metabolism by 24-30% over a period of 1-1.5 hours. This can burn an additional 96 calories through drinking 2 litres of water per day.
A certain study showed that ½ a litre of water 30 minutes before each meal increased weight loss by 44% by helping digestion and drinking water an hour after a meal can help absorb the nutrients from food.