Written by: Wallace Merriman

Weight-Loss Myth: Drinking Water and Your Toxins
Posted on:Feb 20, 2012

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Do toxins get flushed out with water ?

This myth sounds so reasonable:

Drink plenty of water because it will flush the toxins out of the fat in your body.

Water is critical to keep your body functioning properly; that’s why close to 70% of your body is water. But while most of us don’t drink enough fluids, drinking gallons of water won’t flush toxins out of your body. If there are toxins stored in your fat, they’ll be processed in your liver via the detoxification pathways and then be eliminated. Drinking more water than you need won’t help the process.

How much water should you drink?

When you add up all that’s lost breathing, sweating, and through the normal elimination of waste, one-half your body weight in ounces is still the right amount; if you weigh 250 pounds, drink 125 ounces per day. Just remember a few things. All fluids count, and that includes coffee, soda, tea, and juices. Also, you’ll need more fluids when you exercise, when it’s hot, and when it’s cold. Cold? You bet, because the humidity drops and your body will lose more fluids.

One of the reasons you’re losing weight and getting fit is probably that you want to look better. Drinking the right amount of water helps keep your skin looking great as well.

How much water do you drink?

 

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