Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Water-Salt Metabolism Importance for Weight Loss

Enjoying every sip of clear pure water you can imagine how it washes all the internal organs of the body, circulates in the blood vessels, nourishes the tissues, makes every cell in the body work more actively, and leaves the body, taking away all the decay products, wastes and toxins.

Sometimes, of course, not all the water goes away... The cases of fluid retention in the tissues, if there are no problems with the heart and kidneys, is often explained by the inadequate intake of water. When the body gets not enough water, it perceives this as a threat to survival and begins to retain every drop. Cells suffer from thirst, they can not provide normal metabolic processes, and accumulate fluid in the intercellular space.

Why that water is does not enter the dehydrated cells? It turns out that every cell in the body has a protective membrane, which has two layers. Through the pores in the membrane of the cell with the flow of moisture come nutrients. The work of miniature "pumps", which suck and pump out the cell fluid, is led by two minerals: sodium and potassium.

Sodium absorbs water and holds it, and potassium, on the contrary, removes water. It is therefore important to observe fluid and electrolyte balance. For weight loss and restoring of water-salt balance, experts recommend sticking to drinking regimen, and observing the principles of balanced nutrition, much of which should consist of plant products which have a light diuretic effect.