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Water water everywhere, but not a drop do you drink.

Posted Aug 04 2009 6:02pm

It is all around us. It covers more than 2/3 of the Earth’s surface and is responsible for up to 75% of your body’s chemical make-up. It comes out of fountains, and we find it in bottles. It falls from the sky. It changes shape and form. It is flavorless, odorless and empty. It is water.

I couldn’t even begin to count the number of times that I have stressed the importance of drinking water. For years I have regailed clients and fitness enthusiasts with the sacred lore that is the importance of water.

In the interest of time, I would just like to cover one area in particular: why is water important for weight loss. It is a classic tale, and it goes something like this:

The primary function of the kidneys is to help filter toxins from our system. This cannot happen unless the body takes in enough water. The liver, on the other hand, is responsible for metabolizing fat. If the kidneys do not receive enough water, the liver has to put a hold on metabolization, and help the kidneys filter toxins. This means that the liver is only partially effective in the process of burning fat. By drinking water, everything is functioning as it should, and your body will begin to shed pounds.  So drink that water. Even if you don’t view it as the source of all life, it is something that will enrich your life and your health.

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