08-Jun-2018

Drink This to Stay Hydrated and Boost Your Metabolism

 

While there are countless benefits to drinking enough water, this one may surprise you! Not only is H2O great for giving you radiant skin, powering your workouts and even preventing you from overeating — it also burns calories!


In a study published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers found that drinking just over two cups (500 ml) of water boosts your metabolic rate by 30%! According to JCEM, doing nothing but drinking 2 liters of H2O each day caused the healthy, normal-weight participants to burn nearly 100 calories.


But don’t go chug a few gallons after reading this — itispossible to overdo it. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined women should take in an average of 11.5 cups of total water a day from all beverages and foods. Men should consume about 15.5 cups daily. Those who are very active may need to consume even more water to replenish their fluids after a sweat session.


ProTip: To keep your water fresh and fun, try infusing it with fresh herbs (like mint, basil or rosemary), lemon, cucumber or a handful of berries!