Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Water, the Liver and Fat Oxidation

Most understand it is important to drink water every day, that water plays an important roll in our health. However I am not convinced many know exactly how important it is in the many day to day operations water plays a major role in.

Water is essential to the disbursement of nutrients throughout the body. Water is essential to the elimination of toxins. Water also lubricates joints and helps with digestion. It literally plays a role in every chemical reaction within our cells.

Having said this, few realize the liver is 95% water. It is responsible for breaking down and removing toxins from the body. The liver also stores fat soluble vitamins.  A major function of the liver is in the metabolization of protein, carbs, and fat.

When we don't consume enough water the liver cannot perform its duty of fat oxidation efficiently because it needs to pick up the slack from the kidneys which are not able to perform their job of removing toxins due to insufficient water consumption. The end result being you don't enjoy the benefits of your hard work in the gym and dedication to nutrition you deserve and expect to.

So to maximize your efforts drink up.

How much? Well let's start with three liters per day.

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