Does Water Burn Calories?


Woman Drinking Glass of Water

Water has many benefits including boosting your metabolism, energizing your muscles, keeping your digestive system clean, and providing cell hydration. What might surprise you is how many calories this substance can burn, which is good news for people who want to lose weight.

According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, drinking water boosts metabolism levels by 30 percent. Usually, this burning of energy occurs within a minimum of 10 minutes of drinking water on up to about 30-40 minutes later. Cold water seems to burn a little more than 9 calories more than water served at room temperature.

The Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism study also revealed that an 8-ounce glass of water burns about 12 calories. This means that two liters of water per day can break down about 100 calories. This effect might be temporary, but the other benefits of drinking eight glasses of water per day also contributes to weight loss.

For instance, water keeps your muscles energized and your digestive system clean. This allows you to increase your ability to tap into the energy that you consume, so you can more easily burn fat. Furthermore, your cells stay hydrated when drinking water, which could help you keep toxins out of your body. Even if the calorie-burning effect is not permanent, drinking water always will keep your insides clean. As this fluid regulates all your systems and eliminates waste, it also helps promote weight loss.

Additionally, water reduces chance of sickness or disease as it circulates through your body. This process in turn helps you avoid having to use medications that causes weight gain. Whether indirectly or directly responsible for you losing weight, water always helps.

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