Water is an extremely essential part of any healthcare plan. The human body is essentially 75% water. Losing only 1-2% of your body’s water can result in dehydration.
Water not only suppresses appetite, but the more water a person drinks, the more the body releases the stored water (what we sometimes call ‘retaining water’). After drinking cold water, the body will heat that water up to body temperature and expend calories in the process.
Water is also an important ingredient in preventing constipation, and helping with diarrhea. Drinking enough water each day will help the digetive system work properly.
Tips to keep hydrated:
- Keep a water glass handy at all times
- Plan to drink 8 glasses of water each day
- Avoid caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda pop), which have a dehydrating effect