In addition to improving all kinds of functions like cell metabolism, toxin-flushing and mental acuity, regular consumption of water has been proven to aid in yet another area. Weight Loss.
Dr. Jens Jordan and his 8 colleagues have proven the long-posited “Thermic Effect of Water”. Drinking it increases metabolism because the body has to heat it up to 98.6.
In addition to every fad diet in the world saying that water helps, Jordan’s study proves that the metabolisms of test subjects rose significantly within 10 minutes, were elevated to a high of +30% by the 40 minute mark, and were still above rest after an hour.
Both carbohydrates and fat were burned as a result, but the percentages of each were different between men and women. Men tended to burn more fat and women’s carb metabolism increased by as much as 300% in some cases.
With the consumption of water, direct traffic increases were seen in some nervous system components.
Theoretical bottom line: It’s free weight loss; as long as you respect dosage, timing and consistency. Don’t get even slightly dehydrated; Swiss train conductors should be able to set their watches by your bathroom breaks.
–Thousands to tens of thousands of calories can be burned over the course of a year due to metabolism increase from drinking water; the colder, the better.
***It’s technical, but Read The Study at the Link. There is a lot of detail there, especially comparing cold water intake to some metabolic supplements.
“Orange Splash”, by Henk Leersen, psysom.nl
“The Beauty and The Beach”, by Muris Kula
Water-Induced Thermogenesis, J.Jordan, et al.