Water is vital to digestion and metabolism and can help you shed excess weight. Drinking water will improve elimination of toxins. It carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells through the blood, regulates body temperature and lubricates our joints. Consider drinking 16 ounces of water for every 30 pounds of body weight. (150#’s: 5 bottles)
We often lose essential minerals (electrolytes) when we sweat. Exercise and excess heat will often deplete your electrolytes. Targeted nutritional supplements added to your water helps replenish these much needed minerals. Dehydration can cause extra strain on the cardiac system and can be very dangerous for those dealing with blood sugar issues. Thirst is the first indication that you are already dehydrated. Water retention and excess body fat are other symptoms of low water intake.
There is no substitute for water. Coffee, tea and other beverages are considered diuretics and will dehydrate your body. Drink water first before grabbing for those extra calories. It is often water that your body is craving and not food. Ice water has been known to help alleviate cravings of sugar. Try it!