Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss her top 5 reasons why drinking water may help you lose weight!
1. Water Helps Metabolize Fat
Without drinking water, the body is challenged to properly metabolize fat and stored glycogen or carbohydrates. This process is called ‘Lipolysis’ and needs water for the first step called ‘Hydrolysis.’ Animal studies have shown that drinking water increases this fat burn process.
2. Drinking Water Helps Suppress Appetite
Drinking water can help stave off those pesky urges to snack and help stop mealtime overeating. In fact, research shows that people who drink two glasses of water immediately before a meal eat 22% less than those who don’t drink any water.
3. Blame Mild Dehydration
Oftentimes, people are mildly dehydrated and do not realize it. They are suffering a myriad of symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, sugar cravings, hunger, weight gain, headaches, and the list goes on.
Mild dehydration promotes hunger, sugar and food cravings because our brain confuses thirst for hunger as they are located in the same area of the brain. When you get a craving for food, drink a glass of water and watch the craving disappear!
4. Drink Hydrogen-Rich Water!
Hydrogen-rich alkaline water is simply water that has the natural by-product of hydrogen and is an easy way to reduce fat storage. Research has shown that one long-term effect of drinking hydrogen water is better fat metabolism and overall weight, even if no exercise or diet is undertaken. Molecular hydrogen, because it is the smallest molecule known, is able to penetrate the cells very easily promoting many health benefits.
Additionally, drinking hydrogen water helps improve liver health in its ability to detoxify and metabolize fat. The liver is the #1 fat-burning organ. Dissolved hydrogen molecules in water serve as powerful antioxidants that aid in detoxification.
Many famous ‘healing springs’ around the world, such as the well-known Lourdes in France, are able to help promote better health as these waters naturally contain hydrogen gas.
“The present results suggest the potential benefit of H(2) in improving obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.” ~Kamimura N, Nishimaki K, Ohsawa I, Ohta S.
Hydrogen water also helps to protect cells, reduce inflammation, slow aging, promote fat loss and much more.
5. Boost Metabolism
Research shows that simply drinking one glass of water boosts metabolism by 30% for hours later. Also, studies have shown that those who lose fifty pounds or more and keep it off, the main theme among them is that they drink water consistently every day, throughout the day.
Additionally, drinking very cold water or ice water helps boost your metabolism because your body has to work harder to warm the water up to body temperature, therefore burning more calories and helping you to lose weight.
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