Benefits of Drinking Water
Water is a magical drink. It helps transport vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients throughout our bodies, plus it flushes out toxins and other waste products. Our muscles consist of 70 percent water, so drinking lots of it helps keep them looking full and pumped.
I like to drink lots of water, about a gallon a day, not only for its health benefits but also because it helps keep me lean. You can drink it with and in between meals to curb your appetite and decrease cravings. A trick to stop overeating is to have a full 8- to 10-ounce glass of water before each meal because it fills up your stomach and causes you to eat much less than you normally would if you didn’t down the water first. Water’s my best friend when it comes to sticking to a lower-calorie nutrition plan.