Whether your weight loss plan espouses carbohydrates with no fat or protein with a few carbohydrates, there is water your strategy most certainly recommends. From the vegetable based diet to steak loving Atkins and all the diets in between drink lots of water is part of the mantra.
It is scientific evidence that water really can help you in boosting metabolism. Researchers in Germany suggested that water consumption increases the rate at which you burn calories. Despite the fact that most diets suggest drinking at least eight, eight-ounce glasses of water each day; several studies have been done to determine if the practice actually speeds your metabolism. In an effort to answer this question, research tracked energy expenditures among 7 men and 7 women who were healthy and not overweight. After drinking approximately 16 ounces of water, the participants’ metabolic rates, or that rate at which calories are burned, increased by 32% for both women and men. The increases occurred within ten minutes of drinking water and reached a maximum after about 25 to 35 minutes.