Water is an important constituent of body and you need to drink at least eight glasses of water in order to eliminate wastes from the body. Read the lines below to know more.

The Water Diet

“A man who drinks only water has a secret to hide from his fellow men.” - Charles Baudelaire. The secret is that water is one of the most vital constituent and nutrients of your body. Water plays an important role in maintaining overall good health and helps in reducing weight. You require adequate amount of water intake to metabolize fats, lubricate joints, to maintain supple skin, and eliminate wastes and toxins from the body. Lack of water intake can lead to a loss of muscle endurance, constipation, headaches and drowsiness. Dehydration can set your heart racing, body will not be able to regulate temperature and you would probably collapse. A lot of people believe that water weight is due to drinking of too much water, however it is just a myth. People, who don’t drink enough water tend to gain more weight as the body goes on a starving mode and retains water to overcome lack of intake of water. Water constitutes up to seventy five percent of muscles, eighty five percent of our brains, ninety percent of blood and fifteen percent of fats. You have to drink as much water as required to restore water lost by urination, perspiration and breathing. Water diet is also sometimes known as cold water diet, and unlike other diets neither it limits food consumption nor does it require exercises. In other words water diet supplements other traditional diets. The focal point of water diet is only a vital and simple part of basic nutrition that is water. According to nutritionists your body requires at least 8 glasses or 64 ounces of water per day. Water is probably the only nutritional guideline component that is so simple, cheap and readily available and still so underutilized. Drink 8 glasses of water for the rest of your life in addition to other fluids that you drink. Read the article to know more about water diets.
The Water Diet Plan 
  • Water is a major constituent of the body. It helps in removal of toxins from the body and hence is required for the normal physiological and biological functioning of the body.
  • The blood in the body is made up of water and forms 90% of it. Water carries oxygen and various nutrients to the body.
  • Water helps in maintaining and regulating blood pressure.
  • Water helps in regulating body temperature and acts as a coolant.
  • Drinking cold water helps to burn few extra calories to warm the water to bring it to body temperature.
  • Detoxification is a popular method to remove toxins from the body. This requires drinking lots of water and other fluids. This diet plan depends on your stamina and physical ability to thrive on water.
  • Before starting your water detox plan, you should prepare your body by drinking lots of juices and other fluids.
  • It is also advisable to consume raw and soft food for some time before starting the diet.
  • The consumption of water should be from a clean source and one of the best sources of clean water is spring water as it is rich in minerals.
  • To speed up detoxification of the body you should practice yoga and meditation.
  • You should avoid overexertion when on water diet.
  • Water diet helps to remove toxins and waste products from the body.
  • Helps in cleaning the excessive fats from the body.
  • Water is one of the detoxifying agents but before undertaking any such programs consult your doctor. If you are diabetic, or have cardio vascular ailments you should avoid going on such diet.
  • Water diet is a very simple plan; the only ingredient required is pure water. When on this diet a person consumes extra glasses of water at regular intervals during the day. The water is taken in addition to regular or calorie reduced meals, no lifestyle changes are required nor are any additional supplements taken.
  • The quantity required for daily consumption is around 48-64 ounces or 6 to 8 glasses of water.
  • You are required to drink 8 ounce glass of water before a meal, another 8 ounce glass during the meal and one more after the meal to feel full and satisfying without snacking or eating extra servings. Keep sipping water regularly during the day.
  • You can prefer to drink distilled, spring or filtered water to avoid chlorine or chemical flavor in the water.
  • To make water tasty you can add unsweetened lemonade, cayenne pepper or roasted cumin seeds and other interesting ingredients.
  • People with heart or kidney ailments should take a medical advice before venturing into this water diet plan. Big amount of water can also flush certain minerals from the blood, resulting in dilution of blood. This is also known as water intoxication and can be dangerous to life. 

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