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.”
It backed up its assessment with two significant statistics:
- 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.
It’s hard not to draw conclusions from this, but it ain’t over until the fat lady slims.Email this article