Increase your water intake by 1% U Of I Researcher says

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CHAMPAIGN – University Health Professor says study finds increasing water consumption reduces calorie intake, as well as saturated fat and sodium.

Kinesiology and health professor Ruepong Ang says people who increased their consumption of water by one, two or three cups daily decreased their total energy intake by 68 to 205 calories daily and their sodium intake by 78 to 235 grams.

The study examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 U.S. adults and found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water – tap water or from a cooler, drinking fountain or bottle – by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol.

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