Drinking two glasses of water before breakfast, lunch, and dinner whilst also cutting back on portions will help you lose weight and keep it off for at least a year, according to research.
Researchers estimate that over the course of a year, a person who increased their water consumption by 1.5 litres a day would burn an extra 17,400 calories, for a weight loss of approximately ±2.3kilograms.
Drinking cold water can speed up your metabolism and burn calories. The effects of elevated metabolism begin about 10 minutes after consuming water and peak at 30-40 minutes after drinking.
Water drives the functioning of your lymph system. These glands help you perform your daily functions, balance your body fluids, and fight infection.
Water creates glowing skin and helps to purge toxins from the blood which helps keep your skin clear. Drinking water on an empty stomach purifies the colon making it is easier to absorb nutrients.