LOSE WEIGHT BY DRINKING MORE WATER
True or false ? Well, Nestlé’s latest annual report suggests it could be true. It commissioned two US academic studies which showed:
- “people with higher water consumption had healthier diets.”
- “diets with relatively high drinking water consumption, as opposed to caloric beverages, were positively associated with weight loss.”
- “drinking more water may be an efficient alternative to lowering the intake of caloric beverages and may help to avoid calorie over-consumption, the main cause of obesity.”
- “As part of a balanced diet, water has been shown to be the best beverage choice for consumers seeking healthy hydration.”
- Carbonated soft drinks accounted for 6.5% of total calories consumed by Americans in 2002.
- Between 1965 and 2002, the average energy intake of US consumers from all beverages rose by 222 calories per day, with 108 calories coming from carbonated soft drinks.