"Water In the Human Body and It's Relation To Weight Loss..."
"Water in the human body serves a very crucial purpose that is not understood by most people. Understanding this, will help you lose weight fast..."
This is Water, as we know it is that liquid we use every single day. But when it comes to health, your body, your vitality and natural weight loss, you have to look at water a bit differently.
Look at water as two hydrogen atoms connected with one oxygen atom. There are millions of these molecules that make up a glass of water.
To understand how water in the human body gives you natural weight loss, first we want to get an understanding of the definition of hydration:
noun [Chemistry] a compound in which water molecules are chemically bound to another compound or an element.
verb cause to absorb or combine with water.
[1802, "compound of water and another chemical," from Fr. hydrate, coined by Fr. chemist Joseph-Louis Proust (1754-1826) from Gk. hydr-, stem of hydor "water" (see water (n.1)). The verb is first attested 1850.]
There are two things water in the human body must do to be beneficial to you. Water in the human body has to do two things to achieve hydration:
- Water has to go into your cells.
- The water molecules have to stay in your cells long enough to create a chemical reaction to speed your metabolism.
Hydration is one of the main keys to fat loss.
By doing the above two things, so many necessary chemical reactions take place that almost all the contributors to excess fat are solved by doing this one thing.
What Makes Water Go Into Cells?
Potassium and Sodium Chloride. Water goes into the cells through the process of osmosis. Potassium will reside in the cell. It is the nature of the mineral. Sodium Chloride, AKA SALT, is in the fluids that surround the cells (called interstitial fluid). There has to be a balance between the two. If there is not enough potassium in the cells then through osmosis, the interstitial fluid around the cells is more dense with salt and pushes water into the cells.
That is why when there is too much salt in the system, there is water retention. The cells actually get too bloated with water. In fact cells can burst and die from too much water being forced into it.
The reverse is true as well. When the the potassium in the cells make that solution more dense than the interstitial fluid, then the potassium leaves the cell as well as the water in the cell. This is a case where salt is needed in the body to restore the balance.
So this balance of macro-minerals salt and potassium are what regulate the flow of water in and out of the cells of your body.
But that is only half the equation.
What Makes Water Stay In The cells?
Minerals. More specifically, trace minerals. These are minerals that exist in trace amounts. Water in the human body needs to attach to something in order to stay in a location. In the case of your cells and body, it is these trace minerals that they attach to. Without trace minerals in your cells, water wont stay there. Many of you have had the experience of drinking water and still being thirsty. Some of you
When you drink coffee, you end up urinating more. One of the things that coffee does is de-mineralize your cells.
What Does This Have To Do With Natural Weight Loss?
Water in the human body seen as two hydrogen molecule and one oxygen molecule. Water helps break food down at a molecular level by splitting into one hydrogen molecule and a hydroxide molecule (this is one oxygen combined with one hydrogen).
These two separated are more reactive and combine with other molecules that make up the foods we eat. When water splits up into hydrogen and hydroxide it then allows proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to breakdown into simpler forms.
Water alone does not help much. Mineralization of the cells keeps water in the cells long enough to do its part in breaking down foods. The trick is that it needs to stay in the cells long enough to do it!
Recap of Chemical Reactions
As I explained in The Role of Chemical Reactions much of what happens with your metabolism is chemical in nature. It is not just mechanical. The food we eat and drink and the oxygen and water we take in all break apart to smaller molecules and are recombined into our bodies. Specifically our new cells.
Water has an incredibly important role in how the body cells are created. In The Role of Chemical Reactions I showed that 99% of all human bodies are made up of only 6 elements. That begs the question: so what makes those 6 elements form a fat body and what makes those 6 elements form a lean, ripped, fit and healthy body?
Proper hydration is one of the most important keys. Most fat is oil. Oil and water cannot occupy the same space. Lean fit people have about 70% water. An obese person can get as low as 50% water content because most of the body mass is fat.
Recap of Energy Balance
The body's ability to use water effectively is the key to losing weight and gaining fat. Water releases energy in the cells. In Energy Balance I talk about the energy molecule the body makes called ADP (Adenosine Triphosphate). The food we eat gets converted to this energy storing molecule, ATP. However, these molecules are potential energy that is stored for future use. If these molecules are not used, the food you eat stops being converted to energy, or ATP. It gets converted to fat.
If the food you eat is not converted to energy, then it is converted to fat or eliminated. The body will only be able to eliminate a certain amount. So the rest gets converted to fat.
So water in the human body is more than the clear liquid that we drink everyday. It is a miracle liquid that keeps us alive. It needs other components such as minerals to make it work for you at its optimum.
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