We all know the endless health benefits that come from being a hydration enthusiast, but little did we know just how much drinking water can make you fitter.
Now science has come up with some pretty startling news about our old friend H2O and how it effects your health.
According to research from the University of Birmingham, drinking one or two glasses of water before a couple of meals a day can help you to lose weight faster.
In the recent study, 80 obese adults were given advice from medical professionals on how best to lose weight and told to carry it out.
Then half of the group were told to drink one or two glasses of water before the same amount of meals each day. The other half was instructed not to.
The half that pre-loaded with water were shown to have lost, on average, a whopping three pounds more than the other group, just from the hydration exercise.
Dr Helen Parretti, a lead researcher on the experiment, said, “The beauty of these findings is in the simplicity. Just drinking a pint of water, three times a day, before your main meals may help reduce your weight.”
So if you’re the kind of person that opts for fizzy drinks instead of an ice cool glass of our favourite natural liquid, then you know what to do…