Depends? If you think a diet aid should be free, easy to access, good for your health and totally natural, then YES IT IS!!
Water is without a doubt one of the very best diet aids and fat reducers: look at what it does . . . Suppresses your appetite. Reduces sodium buildup and helps maintain muscle tone. It helps the body eliminate waste and toxins and relieves fluid retention. If you don’t give your body water, it holds onto water tenaciously so it wont run out. Reduces fat deposits in the body by helping the body metabolize the fat that is stored in the body, however when your kidneys don’t get enough water, this causes the liver to become overloaded. Since the liver is the organ that metabolizes the fat, it can’t do that if it’s doing the kidneys job.
The real truth is that water is one of the best cures for our most common ailments. The flip side of this is that there is very little money in selling water and for the most part it is free. Doctors almost never write a prescription for water and yet look what all it can treat: allergies, asthma, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, alcohol dependency, lower back pain, neck pain, and on and on. By the way, don’t think that coffee, tea or soda pop is a part of your water intake, because if these products are caffeinated (and most of them are) it has just the opposite effect on our bodies. Caffeine acts as a diuretic to our system and actually results in water reduction to our bodies. The same applies to drinks with alcohol. If your drinking these items make sure you don’t count them as part of your eight glasses of water per day.
Additionally, some of the issues associated with old age are linked to low water consumption. Many older people consume less water because of specific symptoms they experience and as a result, their body water percentage is reduced. Some of their basic physical ailments can potentially be lessened if their body water percentage were higher.
While drinking more water, is not a cure, it certainly is an easy, cheap, fast and healthy way to take care of your body. So go on... hydrate and live well!