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Many studies support the theory that sufficient water intake is beneficial for weight loss. Moreover, hydration is essential to so many other body functions, such as digestion and muscle function.
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Getting enough water into your body throughout the day aids the release of toxins from your body and helps to keep your skin healthy and supple.
How water intake affects your weight loss
- Works as an appetite suppressant. Drinking a glass of water before your meal can help you to feel more satisfied and eat less.
- Increases calorie burning. Drinking enough water can boost your metabolism helping you burn off calories more effectively and reduce water retention in the abdomen area. Goodbye bloated tummy!
- Removes toxins from the body. Water helps to flush toxins from your body by supporting normal kidney functions.
- Improves skin condition. Increased water intake can actually improve the appearance of your “mummy tummy“. Waters helps the skin to be more elastic. Skin that maintains elasticity is able to return into its previous shape.
How much water should you drink a day to lose weight?
Most people are not drinking enough water during the day. The general rule of thumb is drinking at least eight glasses (8fl oz) of water a day by 8 p.m., also known as the 8×8 rule.
However, whether this particular water intake is enough for weight loss has been debated for quite some time.
Dr. Amy Lee, chief medical officer of a prestigious Southern California weight loss center recommends a simple rule:
“You should drink half of your body weight in ounces. “If you weigh 72 kilos, you should drink 2.4 litres of water”Dr. Amy Lee, Nucific.com
Obviously, this amount depends also on how active you are and how much water your body loses throughout the day.
Quality of water matters
Tap water or bottled water?
Which one is better for your body and for weight loss? Although both tap and bottled water safety are regularly tested, there are a few downsides to both of them.
As a matter of fact, tap water is tested even more frequently than bottled water, hence it is considered to be safer. It can sometimes have an odd taste, but that does not necessarily mean that it is unhealthy or contaminated. Strange taste can be a result of chlorination or mineral content.
What about bottled water?
Well, bottled water is unfortunately not typically safer than tap water. According to mindbodyandgreen.com, studies show that bottled water samples can contain phthalates, mold, microbes, benzene, trihalomethanes, even arsenic. And although most producers claim their bottles are BPA free, there are other toxins that can possibly seep out if bottles are exposed to heat or sit for a long time.
Purify your regular tap water naturally
Ever heard of Shungite water?
Shungite is a unique, healing mineral that comes from the only place on Earth – Karelia in Russia. It contains fullerenes – a special form of carbon considered to be the most powerful antioxidant capable to shield cells from free radicals.
With Shungite stones, you can turn your regular tap water into perfectly clean and healthy water that is packed with antioxidants and minerals.
Shungite water is biologically active water with antibacterial and antioxidant effects. It perfectly hydrates the whole body, washes away allergens and strengthens immunity system.Shungiteisthenewblack.com
There are many studies that show Shungite is capable of removing harmful substances from drinking water such as chlorine, heavy metals, pesticides, phenols, and dioxins.
How to use Shungite water filter
Making Shungite water is very simple. All you need is Shungite stones/chips, a pitcher or a jar and tap water.
Place the stones into the jar, pour the drinking water over them and leave it to stand. When placed in water, the fullerenes in Shungite attract and neutralize waterborne contaminants. Optimally saturated Shungite water is achieved within 1 – 24 hours.
Because Shungite stones are a natural material, you need to make sure they produce perfectly clean water each time, by cleaning them regularly.
Every two weeks, take the stones out of the jar and rinse them with boiling water thoroughly. Spread them over a clean baking sheet and let them dry in the oven (100C/212F) for 10 minutes or on direct sun.
Shungite water is an excellent addition to any detox program. Because of its quality and purity, it ideal for detox drinks and smoothies.
If you exercise regularly, try drinking Shungite water after a workout to help revitalize fatigued muscles. Shungite water is also ideal to use when preparing formula or meals for your baby.
Have you heard about Shungite before? If you are interested to find out more, check out shungiteisthenewblack.com for detailed information.