Feeling thirsty? Your body craves water for several reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is because a large percentage of your body is made out of water. Recently, two studies came out that proved that drinking more water can have specific health benefits.
1. Drinking water can help you lose weight.
In a recent study, scientists discovered that those who drink water before they eat a meal will lose an average of four more pounds than those who did not. The cause of this weight loss was not clear; perhaps drinking water before the meal actually tells the brain you are less thirsty, which means that you will eat less food. Additionally, Americans tend to drink about 400 to 500 calories daily in high calorie drinks. Replacing these with the first zero calorie drink (water) is a great way to reduce calories quickly and easily, and therefore, lose weight!
2. Drinking more water can help you act smarter.
“About 80% of your brain is made out of water, says Dr. Caroline Edmonds, who is a psychologist at the University of East London. Edmonds was quoted in a recent article in the Telegraph
touting the brain benefits of drinking water.
Edmonds and her colleagues performed a study that found that adults were far quicker to react and could complete complex mental tasks easier and with more success after drinking water. Those who were deprived of water before the tests were significantly slower in reaction and comprehension times. One reason for this may be that being thirsty actually takes brain power. She suggested that before doing complicated tasks, drinking water will help the task go quicker and easier.
Healthier and Smarter? So how can you drink more water during your day?
This blog has 23 great tips on how to drink more water. Here’s some that we like:
- Make sure to drink a full glass after each trip to the restroom.
- Bring a 2 liter bottle of water with you to work. Make sure you drink it before you go back home.
- Drink a full glass before and after each meal.
- Carry a water bottle with you so that you can refill it when it gets empty.
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