Water and Thermogenesis
Posted on: 2013-09-23 15:58:54 Ft.
Looking for an inexpensive way to boost thermogenesis? Try drinking water. Here’s why:
In a 2003 study conducted in Germany, researchers assessed the effect of drinking 500 mL (2 cups) of water on men and women. What they found was that drinking this relatively small amount of water increased metabolic rate by 30% in both sexes after an hour. What’s interesting is that it only took 10 minutes to start taking an effect. (What’s even more interesting is that the increase in energy expenditure (calorie burning) came from fat in men and carbohydrates in women.) Therefore, anyone looking to lose weight may want to increase his or her water intake.1
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1. Boschmann M, et al. Water-induced thermogenesis.J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2003 Dec;88(12):6015-9.