Chang said eating healthy foods high in water content, such as fruits and vegetables, can improve hydration status though more studies are needed to know whether hydration status can influence weight. “Hydration may be overlooked in adult weight management strategies.
Our findings suggest that hydration may deserve more attention when thinking about addressing obesity on a population level,” she said. “Staying hydrated is good for you no matter what, and our study suggests it may also be linked to maintaining a healthy weight,” Chang added. The findings were published in the journal Annals of Family Medicine.