Shalom Life | October 30, 2014

Drinking Water Helps Overweight Children Lose Weight

New research from the Sheba Medical Center Children's Hospital shows that increased consumption of water helps burns calories.

By: NoCamels

Published: November 1st, 2011 in Health » Israel

Drinking Water Helps Overweight Children Lose Weight

Researchers at the Sheba Medical Center Children’s hospital in Israel found that increasing the quantity of drinking water in children benefits their diets, not only by lowering their calorie intake because it leads to smaller consumption of soft drinks, but also by increasing the metabolic processes in their bodies, providing a highly effective mechanism for burning energy and calories.

Since the metabolic process uses approximately 70 percent of our energy per day, the smallest change in water consumption is said to create a significant change in a child’s daily energy extraction.

During the research, 21 overweight children were asked to drink 0.01 litres of cold mineral water for every 2lbs of their body. During the course of one hour, their metabolic processes were tested before and after drinking water. Within a few minutes after drinking the water, the metabolic process in the children’s bodies had increased, reaching its peak after an hour and rating 25 percent higher.

The researchers concluded that children who drink the recommended amount of water per day may not gain the average 2.6lbs per year. They discovered that drinking water is a simple yet useful tool for monitoring weight loss.

The advantages of drinking water, according to the research, work on both ends when it comes to energy cycling: they decrease sugar consumption from soft drinks and therefore automatically translate to a smaller amount of calories and they help increase the metabolic process of the body, which means losing a larger amount of calories.

UN Lauds Israel's 'Critical Support' in Fighting Ebola UN Lauds Israel's 'Critical Support' in Fighting Ebola TrendingIsraeli Study: Quitting Smoking Will Make You Physically Stronger Israeli Study: Quitting Smoking Will Make You Physically Stronger TrendingIsraeli Company Shows that Energy Does in Fact Grow on Trees Israeli Company Shows that Energy Does in Fact Grow on Trees Trending
 

Police Kill Suspect in Shooting of Right-Wing Activist in Jerusalem

October 30, 2014 | By Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Police Kill Suspect in Shooting of Right-Wing Activist in Jerusalem

Suspect involved in shooting attack of Rabbi Yehuda Glick at Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem named as Muataz Hijazi, former Palestinian prisoner and Islamic Jihad member

Read More

Dafy Haiga Challenges Everything You Think You Know About Israeli Girls

October 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Dafy Haiga Challenges Everything You Think You Know About Israeli Girls

The photographer's latest work, 'Israeli Girls', captures the uniqueness and personality of her subjects

Read More

Israeli Company Reinvents Deodorant

October 29, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
Israeli Company Reinvents Deodorant

ClickStick has raised nearly half of their goal towards marketing their electric, eco-friendly deodorant

Read More

11th Annual Zareinu Fashion Show in Toronto to Raise Funds for Kids with Special Needs

October 29, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
11th Annual Zareinu Fashion Show in Toronto to Raise Funds for Kids with Special Needs

Will feature TV personality Jeanne Beker, partners with Shops at Hazelton Lanes and the Park Hyatt

Read More

‘American Gigolo’ is Being Adapted For Television

October 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
‘American Gigolo’ is Being Adapted For Television

Paul Schrader and Jerry Bruckheimer are on board for the new take

Read More

Amy Winehouse Exhibition Lands in Tel Aviv

October 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Amy Winehouse Exhibition Lands in Tel Aviv

The late Jewish soul singer's exhibition hits Israel

Read More

Melissa Rivers is Investigating Joan’s Death

October 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Melissa Rivers is Investigating Joan’s Death

Melissa has hired a legal firm to find out what the circumstances were surrounding her mother's death.

Read More

Director Ari Cohen Discusses His Latest Doc, ‘The Family Farm’

October 29, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Director Ari Cohen Discusses His Latest Doc, ‘The Family Farm’

Cohen's film explores the farm to table process through the lens of Canadian small farmers.

Read More

More Headlines