Nutrition Tip December 25 2010

25
Dec
2010

What can a little water do for you?

  • Boost your Metabolism. It takes about 70 calories to warm your daily 64 ounces of ice water to body temperature.  In one week, that’s ~500 calories burned!
  • Help you lose fat. Fat Breakdown creates byproducts that must be flushed from the system.  Without adequate fluid, your metabolism of fat may come to a halt!
  • Keep you healthy – to avoid seasonal colds, flus, and other bugs, use water in 2 ways: 1) Drink enough to stay hydrated and flush your system and 2) wash your hands!
  • Help you control intake. Many experts believe that we misread thirst for hunger and overeat instead of hydrate – that’s a big mistake when trying to lose weight – always drink some ice-cold water first!
  • Keep you looking youthful.  Dehydration has a direct affect on your skin.  Water will plump your cells and reduce signs of aging.

By Kelli Jennings of www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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