You probably already know that drinking water helps control your body temperature, lubricates your joints and flushes wastes and toxins from your system. But did you know that it can also fight fat?
In a recent study, researchers followed nearly 16,000 non-obese Spanish adults for 8.5 years. They found that those who replaced one beer or sweetened soda with a glass of water daily had a 15 to 20 percent lower risk of developing the disease.
Researchers aren’t exactly sure why replacing beer or soda with water seems to stave off obesity. In fact, the same results were not found when other beverages —wine, milk, coffee and orange juice, for instance —were swapped for water.
Regardless, the researchers emphasize that because “obesity carries a high risk for the development of other diseases like diabetes or cardiovascular disease, the possible effects of substituting these beverages with water is an important target to consider in future public health.”
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or not, water trumps just about every other beverage out there. Experts at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommend that women consume approximately 91 ounces of water daily through their fluid and food intake (about 80 percent of total water intake comes from fluids, but 20 percent can come from water-rich foods like fruits).
The next time you’re at Flow Fitness Boutique be sure to grab a cup of their fruit-infused water. You’ll get hydration plus some vitamins and immune-boosting properties from the fruit. It’s a refreshing ending to a great sweat session!