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How does drinking cold water help burn more calories?


Medical experts revealed to Express that drinking cold water instead of room-temperature water can help lose weight faster, explaining that it is very important to keep the body hydrated, especially when exercising regularly.


It is recommended to drink at least two to three liters of water per day and it can have both short-term and long-term effects.


As sweat evaporates from the skin, it removes heat from the body, which also leads to a loss of body fluids, which is why it is so important to replace lost fluids during and after exercise.


Speaking to Express, fitness and lifestyle professionals based on artificial intelligence explained that drinking water can help with weight loss.


There are a number of studies that show that drinking more water throughout the day may benefit weight loss and maintenance, and drinking water has been shown to improve your energy expenditure while resting.


Studies have shown that drinking cold water increases metabolism, meaning that your body expends more energy to increase body temperature, and therefore, the calories you burn in general.



A 2014 study showed that those who drank 500ml of cold water had an increase in energy expenditure, with 12 participants burning 2 to 3 percent more calories than normal in 90 minutes after drinking the water.


The study authors said: “Drinking water before eating reduces appetite, and this is due to the fact that choosing water over other drinks such as juice or other sugary drinks significantly reduces calorie intake. They only appear in middle-aged and elderly people."


Another 2014 study published in the Journal of Natural Sciences, Biology, and Medicine examined 50 overweight females over an 8-week period.


Participants drank 500ml of water 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to their usual water consumption, the women achieved a reduction in body weight, body fat and body mass index, and also reported a decrease in appetite throughout the day.


The experts added: 'The recommended daily amount of water is about two liters each day, however, these are just guidelines and can often vary between each individual.


Experts warn that water is not a meal replacement, so you should continue to eat your calories while drinking about two liters of water a day.

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