Benefits of drinking water
The magic hour at which if you drink water, you lose weight (and with what to accompany it):It is clear that you already know: in order not to gain weight, it is best not to drink sugary sodas, energy drinks, alcohol or smoothies and juices overloaded with calories.
Exactly, the good is over and you just have to drink water. Already, but when? Because you are not going to throw yourself all day with the bottle of water from top to bottom being a total slave of his consequent and inconvenient visits to the bathroom.
The torture of the two liters of H2O distributed throughout the day is over. According to a recent study published in the journal ‘Obesity’, there is a specific moment of the day in which truly drinking water helps us lose weight: before eating.
The researchers analyzed how water intake affected a group of 84 obese adults. 41 of them were given to drink about half a liter of water just before meals while the other 43 were asked to imagine that they were full before sitting at the table to see if they ate less. Of course, much mental power should be expected from this second group.
You eat less and you are healthier
The results of the study showed that those who drank two large glasses of pre-cooked water thinned 1.3 kilos more than those who had to mentalize that they were satiated.
Blumberg explains in ‘Cheat Sheet’, after 12 weeks, those who drank water before the three main meals lost an average of 4 kilos. For its part, the other group, which in addition to imagining also gave the liquid but only once a day, did not lose a kilo.
Apart from losing weight, water intake also translated into healthy benefits such as keeping the skin nourished and hydrated, that the intestines acted regularly (or what is the same, going to the bathroom without trauma), provided energy to the muscles and that vital cells and organs function smoothly.
Just water? Don’t be bored and give it flavor
It is true that we can also find this elementary elixir in other foods, especially fruits and vegetables, but in the end we usually consume it through other beverages and, then, we do it wrong. Because no, although coffee or green tea prepares them with water, they are actually diuretics so they do not hydrate you, but instead make your body eliminate more water than it should.
You have to drink natural mineral water, no bubbles or sugary flavors (most of them obtained with chemicals) to give you vidilla. ‘Buf, what a stupor’, you will tell yourself, but that is because perhaps you have not considered that you can add natural ingredients and give more flavor to your daily H2O liters without affecting your waist.
Apart from the known benefits of drinking a glass of warm water with lemon every morning on an empty stomach, the rest of the ingredients are not far behind. Cucumber,
for example, helps eliminate toxins, improves joints and, thanks to its high fiber content, helps us regulate intestinal transit by improving digestion and facilitating weight loss.
Did you know that it is also a natural hangover remedy? Of course, eating the slices before bedtime, not as an accompaniment to your gin and tonic.
A mixture of the most refreshing that will only take a few minutes to prepare. With a splash of squeezed lemon juice, a mint leaf and a slice of cucumber, the water will start to taste in a few seconds. Try adding ice to make it more palatable.
With a slight aromatic herb flavor and the acidity of this fruit, this combination is a “real explosion of fruity flavor,” says the author. Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants, are a natural anti-inflammatory and, because they are low in calories and have a high nitrate content,
they are a good ally for weight loss: they reduce appetite and promote blood circulation. Not counting on its delicious flavor. For its part, basil, in addition to being a natural remedy against fever, cough and common cold, helps the kidneys to work properly so that they clean you well inside.
Its flavor may be a bit bitter, but its benefits are so many that it will be worth adding a piece of water to your glass. As digestive it is, it helps fight nausea and vomiting so it is ideal to prevent dizziness before a trip.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic, also accelerates metabolism, which is most useful if we want, as is the case, lose weight. Include it in your diet and do not miss your daily drink.
Of the mint, which in this case brings the refreshing touch, we have already spoken, but including a tasty piece of pineapple in the water, improves circulation, strengthens the immune system and is a natural antioxidant.
Watermelon, in addition to containing only 30 calories per 100 grams, is also rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, good support to achieve the goal of losing weight.