Water is life. Cliché right? I know you have probably heard this over a million times that drinking plain water is good for your health.
So right now let’s present you with the research, facts and details to probably scare (or inspire) you into drinking more water
Let’s chat water under two major headlines: water for health and water for weight loss.
Water for good health:
Source: Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, Author your body cries for water
This doctor discovered the healing powers of water and the link between dehydration and chronic illness 17 years ago.
He was then serving a jail sentence as a political prisoner in Iran.
During his imprisonment, Dr. Batmanghelidj used the only medicine available to him—which was water—to successfully treat 3,000 fellow prisoners who were suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcers.
After his release from prison, Dr. Batmanghelidj turned his full-time attention to the study of dehydration and its negative health effects.
Findings by Dr Batmanghelidj;
People who don’t drink enough water lose their thirst sensation and the critical perception of needing water.
“Not recognizing their need for water,” he continued, “they gradually become increasingly and chronically dehydrated with the progress of age.”
Further confusion results when the body produces complicated secondary symptoms of dehydration like Colitis. Constipation. Hypertension. Obesity. Asthma. Kidney stones. Diabetes , cancers …and many other ailments.
Research proves that water therapy can cure these conditions very rapidly on its own—with no other medical treatments!
According to Batmanghelidj, water therapy alleviates constipation within a single day, diabetes within one week, and hypertension and even cancer within a month.
Water for weight-loss:
Source: The International journal of obesity
How water burns calories:
According to international journal of Obesity, drinking more water increases resting expenditure energy (REE )
REE are calories burned during rest period.
Increase in drinking water alone is enough to see significant results
Cold water is even better because the body expends more energy trying to warm it up.
How water Reduces calorie intake
There is tangible evidence that drinking water before and in between meals leads to weight loss.
Illinois University study examined 18,300 U.S. adults and found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake.
Often, we mistake thirst for hunger and then eat when we should be drinking plain water. This increased caloric intake naturally leads to weight gain.
My guess is by now you are all fired up to drink a lot of water great; please note the following guidelines
- Immediately upon waking in the morning, drink 2-3 glasses of water.
- Do not eat or drink anything else for 1 hour prior to and after drinking the water.
- Do not consume any alcoholic beverages the night before.
- It may be difficult at first, but eventually your body would get accustomed to it.
It goes without saying that the better the quality of water you consume, the better the results you’ll experience from water therapy.
So drink up, be healthy and fit, cheers