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Why drinking more water can help you lose weight

Design, N J Howell. Article, Copyright, Aquasana

Do you drink enough water?

I personally tell everyone I counsel to drink water throughout the day. Not only does water hydrate our bodies but it is vital in the elimination of waste thru the kidneys, colon and skin. Most of us never think about the fact that our skin is our biggest eliminatory organ so I also suggest drinking more water in cases where there is a skin problem. But how does it help you lose weight? Please read the article below for insight into this question. Courtesy of Aquasana. By the way, they have The #1 rated home water filter in America... Aquasana AQ-4000

Health Benefits of drinking more water
An increased intake of pure, healthy water will enhance nutrient absorption, weight loss, skin hydration, detoxification and virtually every aspect of better health. Natural, healthy weight loss can only occur by increasing our intake of pure, healthy water. Water is not only the number one ingredient for a healthy body on the inside, but it also plays the lead role in maintaining a healthy and youthful appearance on the outside. The quantity and the quality of the water we consume determines our body's ability to metabolize and shed excess fat and properly maintain the body's largest organ, our skin.

What causes our body to lose weight?
Weight loss is primarily the result of our liver converting stored fat into usable energy. This process not only requires sufficient water intake, but also can be greatly accelerated by consuming an abundance of clean, healthy water. Water also suppresses the appetite naturally and helps digest our food properly. More on healthy weight loss

What happens when we drink more water?
When we increase our water intake it naturally speeds up our metabolism and allows our body to better assimilate nutrients from the foods and nutritional supplements we consume, the result being natural and healthy weight loss.

What happens when our body doesn't have enough water?
When we do not consume enough water the upper and lower intestine have a reduced ability to absorb nutrients. The result is that most of the value of our foods and supplements are lost and pass through our body with out absorption.

What causes food cravings?
Sugars and carbohydrates are absorbed and processed faster than other nutrients, so without an abundant intake of clean water, we can end up getting all the calories without the nutrition. Food cravings are primarily the result of nutrient deficiencies, it's our body's way of telling us we need something. If our food is not properly digested, nutrient absorption is not sufficient, then the body keeps telling us we need something in the form of food cravings.

Obesity tagged as our top health concern in United States. The Surgeon General, has been sounding an alarm on obesity in the United States at least as early as 2003. Most recently, he spoke of childhood obesity. There has been an alarming increase in overweight children in the United States. Personally, I feel it's directly linked to the abyssmal quality of food in our schools and the amount of junk food and GMO's our children ingest.

National Prevention Strategy
In other efforts, through the National Prevention Council (NPC), the Office of the Surgeon General has partnered with 20 other federal agencies to implement the National Prevention Strategy. The strategy envisions a prevention-oriented society, where all sectors contribute to the health of individuals and communities so that more Americans are healthy at every stage of life. Two key priorities of the strategy are promoting active living and healthy eating. In conjunction with non-federal partners, agencies in the NPC have committed to increasing access to healthy, affordable food within their programs and fostering the development of active communities.

How do you know if you are drinking enough water?
A good indication of how much water is enough is by noticing how much color is in your urine. Any color at all in the urine usually indicates a water deficiency... resulting in reduced nutrient absorption and a slower metabolic rate.

Why is pure water important for weight loss?

Health Care Disclaimer: When we say drink more water, we mean drink pure water, of course. Very old plumbing systems may contain lead pipes and could result in your having lead in your water supply. There are tests that can be done to determine this.

The information contained in this water purification article is not intended to take the place of proper testing and evaluation of a suspected contaminated well or water supply. Please consult with your chosen water purification specialist and have appropriate testing done if you suspect water contamination of any major proportion in your water lines.