HEALTH IMPACTS OF JAPANESE WATER THERAPY ON WEIGHT LOSS
Does it help with weight loss?
It is believed that drinking more water during the day leaves you with a satiated feeling, thereby helping you curb cravings and overeating. A small study conducted on adults showed that those with excess weight who had 500 ml of water every 30 minutes before a meal ate 13% less food than adults, who didn’t do the same.
There’s another study that shows that drinking water can significantly increase resting energy expenditure, which is the base number of calories your body burns at rest.
Similarly, when you replace sugary drinks with water, you reduce your overall calorie intake that helps with weight loss.
Yet, there are some studies that show that hydration has really no drastic effects on weight loss. It is believed that although this could help with initial shedding of kilos, it won’t really be effective in the long run.
But all in all, water does help to clear the digestive system, improve gut health, prevent constipation, and lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, and high BP. There is no scientific evidence to prove the same though.
Potential side effects of japanese water therapy
If you do the Japanese water therapy, make sure to be careful about water intoxication or overhydration. It is a phenomenon that occurs when you drink excess water in a short period of time, and is triggered by hyponatremia or low salt levels in your blood. It is a serious condition that can also cause death.
Do not have more than four cups of water every hour, because this is the amount your kidneys can handle at a point.
All in all, there’s no harm going for Japanese water therapy, but do it at your own risk. There really is no scientific evidence to prove that it works!