Are you drinking enough water?
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Our bodies are primarily made up of water. It's almost a miracle what 8 to 10 eight-ounce glasses of water per day will do for your body. Water is the most important nutrient for our body, second only to that of oxygen. Studies have shown restriction of water promotes fat retention. Due to water's role in the removal of waste and transportation of nutrients, your body will perceive the lack of water as a major stress. One of the defense mechanisms of the body during major stress situations is to preserve fat and water. This can play havoc on a dieter's mind, mistaking the extra fluid retention for fat.