Increased Water Consumption, Increased Health Benefits posted on March 23, 2016 benefits of drinking waterimprove your dietincrease water concumption Share this Post Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus As if you needed more proof that water is one of the most important parts of you diet, here’s more research to support the claim! The study finds, “A new study that examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 U.S. adults found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water — tap water or from a cooler, drinking fountain or bottle — by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol.” The article continues, “People who increased their consumption of water by one, two or three cups daily decreased their total energy intake by 68 to 205 calories daily and their sodium intake by 78 to 235 milligrams, according to a paper by University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An. They also consumed 5 grams to nearly 18 grams less sugar and decreased their cholesterol consumption by 7 to 21 milligrams daily.” Furthermore, “A small but statistically significant 1 percent increase in participants’ daily consumption of plain water was associated with an 8.6-calorie decrease in daily energy intake, as well as slight reductions in participants’ intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and discretionary foods along with their consumption of fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol.” Click here to read more! University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, study finds.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 March 2016. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160301174759.htm>.