Whether you are trying to lose weight, change your body composition, or just get healthier, ignoring this one thing may prevent you from achieving either of those goals. We are going to be talking today about how important drinking water is and the exact reasons why.
Water is the main component of human body. Consumption of pure water is absolutely essential for every function on a cellular level. You could probably survive for weeks without food. Without water you can live only a few days. As human beings we have no capacity to store water, so we must quickly replace any that’s lost.
Water makes up between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s weight. Leaner people have proportionately more water because muscle tissue is nearly three fourths water by weight, whereas adipose tissue is only about 10 percent water.
Imagine water as a highway that moves nutrients and wastes between cells, tissues, and organs. It also carries waste out of your body in urine.
Looking for a natural appetite suppressant? You might be surprised to find out that when you think you are hungry you are actually thirsty. Drinking a glass of water before reaching for something to eat can help to curb unnecessary snacking.
Without water, your body cannot properly metabolize stored fat or carbs. This process of metabolizing fat is called lipolysis. The very first step of the process is hydrolysis, which occurs when water molecules interact with triglycerides (fats) to create glycerol and fatty acids. Drinking enough water is essential for burning off fat from food and drink, as well as stored fat.
Most of us know that one of important components of changing body composition is exercise. Drinking water helps muscles, connective tissues, and joints to move correctly. It also helps your heart, lungs and other organs to work effectively during exercise. When you are properly hydrated, the risk muscle cramps or fatigue that can get in the way of a good workout, is way less. I highly recommend to drink water before, during, and after exercise to avoid dehydration.