H2O is your metabolism’s best friend
Hydration is essential for all cellular function and thus, it’s importance in keeping your metabolism and digestive system working optimally cannot be stated enough. Metabolism is a set of chemical processes that occurs in your body which helps you stay alive. Metabolism seeks to:
- Turn food into energy for cellular processes
- Turn food into building blocks that form proteins
- Facilitate waste removal
Even slight dehydration makes this system work less efficiently, which can cause a major ripple effect in the way you move, feel, think and digest.
Hydration underpins weight loss
When it comes to losing weight, water is a much-talked about topic. Your body is not so good at telling the difference between hunger and thirst. That means that a glass of water will often suffice in place of a quick snack. Here is water’s role in aiding both metabolism and the digestive system:
- It helps you feel fuller and crave less
- Helps to curb hunger pangs
- Helps you digest more fluidly
- Prevents constipation and helps you eliminate effectively
In essence, it doesn’t just help you consume less, but also to process what you consume in a more effective manner.
Turning up the water awareness
At our office in Westwood, we frequently encounter a dearth of awareness when it comes to hydration. How much water have you consumed today? When was your last drink of water? If these are questions that you can’t answer reliably, there is a good chance you are going about your day without sufficient hydration. Water is one of the simplest ways you can improve your health this coming New Year. If you are interested in discovering more simple natural ways to improve your health, give our office in Westwood a call to schedule an appointment today.