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Cut calorie intake with water

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 12:00 AM

According to researchers at the University of Illinois, United States, by drinking more water each day, you can cut more than 1,400 calories from your weekly intake, and put you on a path to greater health.

The study, which was published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, noted that adding up to three extra cups of water to your diet each day could help you trim about 205 calories per day a total of 1,435 for the week.

As simple as that and you will be well on your way to your weight loss goal.

For their study, the researchers looked at the drinking and eating habits of more than 18,000 Americans who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 to 2012.

The survey participants had been asked to track what and how much they ate and drank in 24 hours. After analysing the data, the researchers found that when people added one to three cups of water to their diets, they trimmed up to 205 extra calories a day mostly from junk foods, sodas and sugar-sweetened drinks.

By sipping more water throughout the day, the participants took in less saturated fat, sugar, salt, and cholesterol, making their diet much healthier overall.

So, travelling with your water bottle full throughout the day will make it quite handy to sip heartily and healthily. And if you don't always want plain water, try adding pieces of fresh fruits sometimes or mix it up with sparkling water.

The bottom line, keeping hydrated is very important and replacing unhealthy choices with the tried and trusted H20 will be the best choice you will ever make.