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Thirsty work DESCRIBED AS THE ELIXIR OF LIFE, WATER KEEPS YOUR CIRCULATION IN TOP CONDITION AND IS THE KEY TO HEALTHY, YOUTHFUL SKIN. BUT ARE YOU GETTING YOUR DAILY QUOTA? Y our body is made up of around 70% water, and it is also a major component of your blood. This means that water is literally flowing around your body all of the time: its function is to help carry essential nutrients to different parts of the body and help flush away waste products through the kidneys. Water also plays a vital role in helping you to absorb vitamins and minerals from food, and speeds up the rate at which you absorb glucose, giving you more energy. Once you realise the degree to which water 116 | JUNE 2013 helps maintain effective functioning of your vital internal organs, it’s easier to understand why humans die very quickly when deprived of this chemical compound (you can last much longer without food). Other benefits of drinking lots of pure water are that you have much more energy, feel calmer and are less likely to overeat. If you’re prone to bloating, or are trying to lose a few pounds or slip into a little-too-tight waistband, it’s a common mistake to think that cutting back on water will help. In fact, when your body thinks there is a danger of its water supply drying up, it will make every effort to store water – which can lead to a bloated feeling. By regularly topping up your water levels throughout the day, you’ll encourage your body to release more water. So, try and sip a fresh glass of water every hour! Water also assists your internal organs in the body’s fat-burning process, and a continuous fresh supply is vital for this to be done efficiently. Another boost for dieters is that water, which is calorie-free, can help fill you up and reduce your appetite, making you less likely to reach for high-fat snacks like chocolate and crisps to keep you satisfied. So, if you want to lose weight, drink more!

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013