According to the “Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics,” drinking more water, can help you to deal with cholesterol, sodium, sugar, and fat; and it also helps you to control your daily caloric intake which consequently results in weight loss.
According to Ruopeng An, community head of the University of Illinois kinesiology; excessive consumption of plain water approx. 1, 2 to 3 glasses of bottle or tap or fountain water can be helpful in the following manner:
It reduces the subjects:
- Cholesterol consumption by 7 to 21 mgs
- Sugar consumption by 5 to 18gms
- Sodium consumption by 78 to 235 mgs
- Calories consumption by 68 to 205 calories
These health improvements were noticed in people regardless of body weight, financial status, educational level, ethnicity, and racial background.
According to an analysis by the “National Health and Nutrition Examination Study,” gathered over 2005 to 2012 years, time-span. Dietary data was collected of the study participants, for two days that fell 3 to 10 days apart.
In this study, liquid intake was examined by Prof. An of the study participants which also included coffee, herbal tea, and black tea (all unsweetened). And he extracted the total amount of plain water from the total liquid consumption done by the study participants.
The study results showed, that on the average all the subjects drank around 4.2 glasses of water, daily. That makes up-to 30% of total water consumption, per day.
Professor An noticed that a mere 1% increase of plain water consumption, decreased 8.6 calories, as a result.
Such whopping reductions were seen in young to middle aged adults, particularly, men. These, remarkable results can also be due to excessive intake of calories by these participants, which might have made calories reduction, and water intake relationship induced results more formidable.
Kiran’s Recommendations for the Best Type of Drinking Water to get the Above Mentioned Health Benefits:
Bottled water is not suitable because about 40% of bottled water is actually tap water. Plus, it comes in plastic bottles which are made up from bisphenol A-BPA, which has been linked with various health problems, particularly hormonal dysfunction.
While on the other end, tap water is usually contaminated by some amount by over the counter drugs, and prescription drugs; and other hazardous elements like disinfection byproducts, aluminum, fluoride, and arsenic.
I recommend you to switch to filter water by installing a good-quality water filter. It is both healthy, and economical.
Finally, don’t drink excessive water as it can cause hyponatremia that is like nausea, headache, heat stroke, confusion, and diarrhea. I suggest you to check the color of your urine if it is dark yellow in color then you are dehydrated, and need water, and if it is clear urine you need, checked amount of water.
All the best!
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