We’ve long heard that drinking more water can help us slim down — and we’re now guzzling it in record-setting quantities. So why are 75 million of us still dehydrated and overweight? Turns out, everything from processed food in our diets to our heated homes can interfere with water absorption, so “we may not get enough water into our cells, where it’s crucial for metabolism and countless other functions” explains Dana Cohen, MD, author of Quench: Beat Fatigue, Drop Weight and Heal Your Body Through the New Science of Optimum Hydration (Buy on Amazon, $25.02). The fix? A game-changing type of water found in many common foods. This ultra-hydrating water ignites so much fat burning that women report dropping up to 40 pounds in 30 days! Introducing the gel-water diet.
Most water is H2O — or so we thought. Groundbreaking research from Harvard and Cornell has found that the water in our cells and in plant cells is actually H3O2. It’s gel-like water that’s been charged by electrolytes. This gel water acts as fuel “for every action of every cell,” notes Gerald Pollack, PhD, head of the University of Washington’s Pollack Water Lab. The science is complicated, but it boils down to this: When it comes to gel water and weight loss, the stuff is magic. It primes our cells to function optimally.