A US study has found that drinking just 1% more water can reduce total daily calorie consumption, in particular the intake of sugar, sodium and cholesterol. In fact, drinking seven glasses of water per day could cut total daily intakes by up to 200 calories.
Current guidelines recommend drinking 1 to 1.5 litres of water per day. There’s nothing new or revolutionary about that advice, especially for dieters or detoxers looking to flush out the body’s toxins.
However, new research, published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, has found that a few extra glasses of water can increase the feeling of “fullness” and reduce daily calorie consumption.
The researchers studied the dietary habits of more than 18,300 people between 2005 and 2012.