We all know that water is good for our health, but now research proves it’s an important key in weight loss. A study presented at the American Chemical Society Conference in Boston divided subjects into two groups: One group drank two cups of water before meals, while the other group was told not to change their water-drinking habits. After 12 weeks, the group drinking the extra water lost 36 percent more weight than the less hydrated group. The study’s authors contribute the weight-loss to an increase in satiety and the fact that the water may have replaced sweetened, calorie beverages. Bottom line: water does a body good!