Drink your water if you want to stay healthy and lose weight.
Water is the basis for the fluids of the body. Water makes up more than two-thirds of the weight of the human body. Without water, humans would die in a few days. All the cells and organs need water to function. People need water in their diet to survive. Water serves as a lubricant. It makes up saliva and the fluids surrounding the joints. Water regulates the body temperature through perspiration. It also helps prevent and relieve constipation by moving food through the intestines. If you do not drink enough water each day, the body fluids will be out of balance, causing dehydration. When dehydration is severe, it can be life-threatening. You get some of the water in your body through the foods you eat. Some of the water is made during the process of metabolism. But drinking water is your main, and best source, of water. You also get water through liquid foods and beverages, such as soup, milk, and juices. Alcoholic beverages and beverages containing caffeine are not the best choices because they cause the body to release water.
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably heard a lot about water and weight loss. Drinking more water can help you lose weight. If you’re already well hydrated and getting plenty of water, getting more water into your diet probably won’t make a lot of difference. But if you’re going through your days dehydrated, as many people are, getting enough water could help.
Getting enough water doesn’t just help you regulate how much you eat; it helps you digest it properly, as well. Water allows your kidneys to function properly and filter everything they need to, and allows us to eliminate effectively and not be constipated. People who don’t get enough fluids in their diet actually tend to be constipated.
When you don’t get enough water, calcium and other minerals build up in your urine and are harder for your body to filter out. They can form the crystals that make up kidney and urinary stones.
Caffeine is dehydrating and can cause you to lose water. Soda and many fruit juices are a huge source of wasted calories in a diet.
Water’s involved in every type of cellular process in your body, and when you’re dehydrated, they all run less efficiently, and that includes your metabolism. Think of it like your car: if you have enough oil and gas, it will run more efficiently. It’s the same with your body.