The human body consists of 70% of water. When a person eats salty food, takes pills or does sports they start losing water from their body. In order to support the normal functioning of our body, we should avoid dehydration. There are several views about the daily intake of water.
Health experts claim that the daily requirement of water is 2 liters per day but some experts believe that we should drink more than 2 liters of water a day even if we are not thirsty. Who do we believe?
We would like to draw your attention to some research on water consumption that may help you to understand how it affects your body. You will learn how to match your water intake to your biological needs.
Some researchers claim that a fluid loss of 1-3% after training or from heat worsens the mood, focus and brain work. It can also lead to reduced stamina.
Water helps to slim down
There are some studies that prove drinking water affects the acceleration of metabolism and reduction of appetite. Consuming 17 oz of water per day can temporarily improve your metabolism by 30%.
Some researchers believe that drinking 68 ounces of water every day can enhance energy consumption by 90 calories. It is better to choose drinking cold water as your body will heat it to your body temperature.
One of these studies showed that people who drank half a liter of water before meals lost 40% more weight over a period of 3 months compared to people who did not consume enough fluids.
Water prevents diseases
Water helps digestion and removes toxins and it is not only a simple but also a cheap way of disease prevention.
Experts say that 5 glasses of water a day can reduce the development of a heart attack by 70%. In addition water improves blood circulation and normalizes the respiratory system.
How much water do you really need to drink daily?
Maintaining water balance is necessary for human survival. That is why evolution has provided us with mechanisms that regulate our water balance. We feel thirst when we are thirsty.
Most people do not need to think about their water intake as their body is capable of regulating it without any help. So no one will ever tell you how much water you should drink daily. It depends on your individual needs.
Do not make your life harder and follow these rules:
#1. You should drink water when you are thirsty.
#2. Do not drink water if you are not thirsty.
#3. Drink more water in hot weather and during training.
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