Water actually sustains our life, and we need much more of it than we think. We are made of 60 to 75% water, and this element carries out essential processes in the body, such as regulating body temperature, transporting oxygen and nutrients to the cells, dissolving minerals and nutrients, supporting digestion, protecting body organs and tissues, lubricating joints, etc.
Not to mention, drinking at least a gallon of water per day can stimulate weight loss.
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, drinking 17 ounces of water enhances metabolic rate by 30% in healthy men and women. Their metabolism peaked 30 to 40 minutes after the subjects drank.
In another study, scientists from the University of Birmingham in the UK conducted a 12-week experiment in which they gave 84 obese adults weight loss advice and put them in one of two groups. The first group drank 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before their meals, while the second group simply imagined feeling full after their meal. The result? The first group ended up losing three pounds more than the second.
In addition to losing weight, here’s what more can happen if you drink a gallon of water per day:
- Help keep us alert
- Prevents headaches
- Improves cognitive abilities
- Protects our heart
Drinking a gallon of water per day might look like a lot to some people, but you can have very drastic results after just 30 days. In fact, a woman from the UK tried out this experiment for herself, and the results are simply amazing. Read on to find out more about what happened!
These things happen to your body when you drink a gallon of water every day
When it comes to water, sadly, a shocking 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, according to a statement by CBS.
In the UK, presumably 1 in 5 people suffer from dehydration as well, but one woman decided to do something about this problem.
Sarah Smith realized that she wasn’t drinking enough water every day. She had health problems as a result, such as headaches, poor digestion, and overall fatigue. After meeting with several doctors, they all told her the same thing: drink more water. Therefore, she tried an experiment where she would report her journey of drinking more water. Every day for 30 days, she decided to drink a gallon of water and take a before and after photo to see if she noticed any physical changes, as well as internal benefits.
So, to fight these issues, she drank water during the day in jugs during the morning, afternoon, and evening.
At the end of the FIRST WEEK, she had already noticed that her digestion improved and her urine had turned clear due to all of the flushing of toxins from her body. Also, she suffered breakouts, but that actually was a positive sign, since toxins get flushed from our bodies through our skin quite often. Her headaches also disappeared, and her joint stiffness that always bothered her in the morning had improved dramatically.
WEEK TWO brought on a tremendous improvement in her skin tone and complexion, though her eyes still appeared wrinkled. She also had a noticeably flatter stomach, and her cellulite had disappeared! Also, she still didn’t suffer from headaches.
WEEK THREE: Sarah noticed that her eye wrinkles and dark circles had gone, and her skin just looked healthier. Also, she ate less, as she mistook hunger signals for thirst signals in the past. Many people don’t understand the difference between these signals unless they have had enough water for their weight and age.
About the end of WEEK FOUR, she felt better, leaner, and fitter, and looked noticeably different from the beginning of the experiment.