What makes Coleridge’s, “Water, water, everywhere, Not any drop to drink”, an expression of grief and frustration? Answer – the fact that we simply cannot live without water. Having water all around you and not being able to drink any of that is like a food lover having dysentery on the night of a grand dinner.
Many, if not most, of our vital metabolic functions – transportation of nutrients and minerals, regulation of oxygen levels and body temperature, maintenance, and protection of internal organs, lubrication of joints, help in digestion and many other functions – are taken care of by water, which constitutes 70% of our body. In fact, one can live longer without food, than without water.
According to a study published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, drinking about 17 ounces of water daily effects a 30% improvement in overall metabolism for both women and men. Our bodies achieve optimum metabolism in about half-an-hour after drinking water.
So it’s seen that water equals survival. But that’s not all. Another feather in the cap of this colorless liquid is that it supports weight loss. The amount of water you are drinking in a day plays a major role in your process of losing weight.