How much to drink
According to a study by American scientists, liquid calories are more important than solid ones. Sometimes what we drink fills us much more than what we eat. It is sweet drinks that we should blame for the "obesity epidemic" that attacks the developed countries. That is why all nutritionists in unison recommend drinking ordinary clean non-carbonated water. But how much?
The World Health Organization has calculated that the required amount of water for a person is 30 ml per kilogram of body weight. For example 70-kilogram person needs 2 liters and 100 ml of water per day.
And that's why, the facts will explain.
Speeds up weight loss.
There is serious scientific evidence that will tell us when it is better to drink - so the weight goes away faster.
American scientists from the University of Virginia conducted a massive study, forcing one group of experimental subjects to drink a glass of water half an hour before meals, while the other group did not suffer at all - they drank as usual, as they always used to. But both groups drank exactly as much water as was needed according to calculations. And according to the results of the experiment, the group that drank water before meals lost on average (for all) three kilograms more than the second. Which, in general, is understandable - water fills the stomach, due to which food is placed in it in a smaller volume. But this is not the only reason why we lose weight thanks to water.
When we drink correctly - all metabolic processes are accelerated, including fat burning. It is estimated that if you drink as much water as your body needs, your metabolism accelerates by about three percent. It seems to be a small win? But this happens every day. If the body suffers from dehydration, it begins to store water in all possible ways. And first of all, our belly fat becomes these "ways". That's why - if you drink little, you start to get fat.
Try a little experiment to get started - when you feel hungry, drink a glass of water. Perhaps in this way the body signals that it lacks water, and not food.
By the way, nutritionists found that the most important glass of water is the morning one. On an empty stomach, if not half an hour, then at least 15 minutes before a meal, you need to take some water. If stomach acidity is normal, squeeze half a lemon into a glass. This will help to awake metabolic processes, and the entire body.
It is necessary to start drinking water correctly gradually, from 1-1.5 liters per day (but just WATER!) And gradually bring it to the recommended rate. - Without going crazy, because a big increase in water consumption can lead to worse health condition. The main thing is to drink water. Such drinks as tea, coffee, Coca-Cola, herbal teas only increase the lack of water in the body. Coffee, milk, lemonade, juices are more liquid food, not water. They do not have the properties of ordinary drinking water!
What other properties does water have?
It is a known fact that, on average, 75 percent water consist of water, but our blood has. about 92 percent water part in it. When there is not enough water the blood thickens and blood pressure rises. That is why hypertensive patients need to maintain a normal drinking regime.
If the body doesn't have enough water, the production of histamine increases, which begins to correctly distribute the remaining water in the body in the way it thinks will be smarter and better. And if there is too much histamine - it activates allergies. It is very important for people who suffer from allergy to drink as much water as the body requires.
Relieves joint pain
And, of course, our joints need water. Numerous illness also occur due to the constant lack of water. After all, cartilage tissue wears out faster if it does not receive a sufficient amount of nutrients, there is no normal blood supply.
It is important to maintain your muscles in good shape, but also to maintain a drinking balance, try to drink at least two liters of water a day. Especially in training - taking a sip of clean water every 15 minutes of exercise.
By the way, when you take less water than your body needs - energy activity decreases. We get tired more, think worse. And some don't even want to go to training =)
Makes the hair shine.
There is a reason that cosmetologists ask their customers about water intake from the very beginning. After all, the lack of water affects the skin on face, which becomes drier, early wrinkles appear. And on hair too. Water is even more important than vitamins, cosmetologists first of all recommend establishing a drinking regime - at least two liters per day.
What is important to understand is that when we do not have enough water, the body begins to take it from cells and tissues in order to maintain vital functions. But even the most important organs can suffer too. Water is very important for brain and heart health.
In general, there are a lot of reasons to think about and try to start drinking water correctly.
Do I need to force myself?
And what if I do not want to drink, should I force myself? - many will ask.
No, you don't need to do anything by force, you need to gradually make yourself to drink water. Some people are not aware of this, and with age, their body undergoes constant chronic dehydration. Dry mouth and lips are the last sign of dehydration. The body can suffer from water deficiency even when you do not have such a feeling.
“If you just can't start drinking enough water, try taking it as medicine,” advise nutritionists - After all, you drink the medicine by the hour, realizing that it is important. So begin to consume water as a medicine, especially since it is so.