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How important water is to your diet

Does water help for weight loss?

Yes and No, water does not help you lose weight by itself but it does help to flush toxins out of your body and it regulates hormones, carry nutrients and aids the digestive system. So drinking the correct amount of pure water daily assists with dieting and detoxing.water-and-weight-loss

Fruit drinks, energy drinks and sweetened or flavoured water could contain large amounts of calories, which if not consumed, may be stored as fat in your body. Some sports drinks also contain salt and care should be taken not to consume too much as it could also be very unhealthy.

Pure water, not coffee, tea, soup or fruit juice, is extremely important to your body but how much water should you drink every day?

The correct answer is not on one of the millions of Internet pages that waffles on about this or that study, just by reading the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine, which has 694 publications covering water and health, it is obvious that the proper clinical studies differ widely in what the correct amount of water, from a medical health perspective, is that you should be taking daily.

All clinical trials as well as studies agree on the following points:

1. Water is one of the most important items in the human diet.
2. There are no studies that publish or resulted in less than 1,5 liters of water as a health requirement per day and no study that advises more than 3 liters per day.
3. The average results of most medical research seems to be between 2,25 liters and 2,6 liters of water should be taken daily

What is also clear is that there are other factors that influence suggested water intake:
1. Geographical area and temperature
2. Physical activity (Are you not so active, active or very active physically)
3. Your state of general health, is your body healthy, run down, not healthy, etc.
4. Your age, sex, body weight, your bmi and other body factors

So, in summation: It is safe to assume that the average person could take at least 2,5 liters of water per day but not more than 3 liters


Always consult your medical doctor prior to starting any diet. To Lose Weight you have to consume fewer calories than your body burns.

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