Drinking water is important for health and beauty. In fact, it's the best kept secret I know. People search their whole lives for that one product that will change their lives. The one that will somehow miraculously assist in their weight reduction, eliminate many of their problems, and give them the gift of a beautiful complexion. The answer is simple and it's been right under you nose all along. WATER!!!!!!!
Your body is made up of about 70% water. Water is the primary transporter of nutrients throughout the body and is involved in nearly every bodily function.It is essential in digestion, absorption, circulation and excretion.Water helps maintain the body temperature and is essential in carrying toxins out of the body.
Your body begs for water and you give it everything but. The body digests tea, coffee, and soda as food and these substances are not recognized as hydration.The only substance the body recognizes as a hydrating substance is water.Beverages containing caffeine will actually dehydrate the body, thus increasing the body’s demand for hydration.
Hydration plays an important part in the weight loss process.When we burn 16 ounces of fat our body generates 22 ounces of fluid, which must be flushed out by drinking water.When an individual drinks less than 64 ounces daily, the body feels threatened and in self-protection will hang on to every molecule of waste, resulting in fluid retention.Drinking water will correct fluid retention and increase fat burning.
Water naturally suppresses the appetite and helps the body to metabolize stored fat.Many times dieters receive mixed signals from the body, thinking they are hungry, when in fact, their body cries for hydration.A large glass of water several times a day may put an end to snack cravings.
Because fluid retention plays a part in the unsightly appearance of cellulite, drinking enough water is one of the best treatments for cellulite.Once the body is assured that it will receive a steady reliable source of water, it will release the fluid and toxins it’s been hording.Dieting becomes easier, weight begins to drop and cellulite decreases in its appearance.
Water is needed to maintain the appearance of healthy, young, clear skin.Skin cells literally float in a pool of water and this fluid plumps the skin.When dehydrated, the skin sags losing its structural support, showing age much quicker than well hydrated skin.Water is essential to the hypo-lipid balance on the surface of the skin.
So, just how much water should a person consume in a day?The suggested amount is about ½ your body weight in ounces of water intake in a 24 hour period.A person weighing 140 lbs. should drink at least 70 ounces per of water per day. On a weight loss program, add 8 ounces for every 25 lbs you desire to lose.
The old standard of about 8, 8 ounce glasses of water a day is a pretty good standard to follow.But remember, if you drink caffeine and sodas, you cannot count them as a part of that daily intake.In fact, if you drink caffeine, you will need twice that amount of water to counteract the dehydration resulting from the caffeine.So for every cup of coffee you drink, you will need two cups of water in addition to your daily requirement for water.
Prove the benefits to yourself.Challenge yourself to drink only water for one week.See the difference it can make.Your health is likely to improve, your weight is likely to drop, and your skin will love you for it.This simple act can improve skins appearance and texture, decrease fine lines and wrinkles and tighten the skins overall appearance.