Dieting - Weight Loss
An increased intake of pure‚ healthy water will enhance nutrient absorption‚ weight loss‚ skin hydration‚ detoxification, and virtually every aspect of better health.
Natural, healthy weight loss can only occur by increasing our intake of pure, healthy water. Water is not only the number one ingredient for a healthy body on the inside‚ but it also plays the lead role in maintaining a healthy and youthful appearance on the outside.
The quantity and the quality of the water we consume determines our body‘s ability to metabolize, shed excess fat, and properly maintain the body‘s largest organ‚ the skin.
Weight loss is primarily the result of the liver converting stored fat into usable energy. This process requires sufficient water intake‚ but it also can be greatly accelerated by consuming an abundance of clean‚ healthy water. Water also suppresses the appetite naturally and helps in proper food digestion.
When we increase our water intake, the metabolism naturally speeds up and allows the body to better assimilate nutrients from the foods and nutritional supplements we consume; the result is natural and healthy weight loss.
When we do not consume enough water, the upper and lower intestine have a reduced ability to absorb nutrients. The result is that most of the value of our foods and supplements are lost and pass through the body without absorption.
Sugars and carbohydrates are absorbed and processed faster than other nutrients; thus, without an abundant intake of clean water, we can end up getting all the calories without the nutrition. Food cravings are primarily the result of nutrient deficiencies; they are the body's way of telling us we need something. If our food is not properly digested, nutrient absorption is not sufficient. The body then keeps telling us we need something in the form of food cravings. According to the Surgeon General, "60% of all Americans are overweight; it‘s our #1 health problem."
A good indication of how much water is enough can be found in the color of your urine. Any color at all in the urine usually indicates a water deficiency. Such a deficiency results in reduced nutrient absorption and a slower metabolic rate.
The quality of the water we drink also greatly impacts our body‘s ability to achieve or maintain a certain weight. One of the main functions of the liver is to act as a filter and eliminate toxins from the body. The liver performs this vital process using water, in a joint effort with the kidneys. If the water we consume contains chemicals like chlorine‚ lead, or agricultural and industrial pollutants‚ much of the liver‘s capacity is spent on filtering contaminants, instead of processing fat into energy. Many recent studies have even shown a link between consuming chlorinated water and thyroid dysfunction.
All weight loss programs are based on a reduced caloric intake and an increased rate of metabolism. Both of these goals can be "naturally" achieved with an increased intake of clean‚ healthy water.
Water is also the key ingredient in keeping our skin moist‚ subtle, and resilient. The best way to moisturize is from the inside.
Drinking more water will result in softer‚ healthier‚ younger looking skin. Try it: drink an extra glass of water in the morning‚ one before lunch, and one an hour before bedtime. You will be amazed at the results!!!
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