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The Miracle Water Diet

The Miracle Water Diet on today's Moment of Science.

Contrary to popular belief, water weight doesn't mean that you've been drinking too much--it means that you haven't been drinking enough and that your body has detected a water shortage and is retaining water. After all, water is the most important nutrient in our body. It makes up seventy percent of our muscles and seventy-five percent of our brains.

The only thing our bodies need more than water is oxygen. Not drinking enough water can lead to a loss of muscle endurance, drowsiness, constipation, and headaches. And if you're really dehydrated, your heart will start racing, your body won't be able to regulate its temperature, and you'll probably collapse. In order to reduce bloating, you actually need to drink more. The catch is to keep drinking throughout the day so that you never get thirsty. It's best to drink water or juice; stay away from sodas and alcohol.

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