How To Drink Water Properly
We advise drinking more water to cleanse our body and maintain our health in good condition, but do you know how to do it right?
The amount is important, but it is also important to drink water correctly and choose the right time for this. In this article, we will explain how best to drink water and how it will help you cope with various diseases.
The important role of water
Water is an important component of all the fluids in our body (urine, sweat, feces, gastric juice, saliva, tears and other fluids predominantly consist of it), but it is also necessary for all the cells of the body to function normally.
Also, you should know that we get water not only in its pure form, but also with vegetables and fruits.
What kind of water to drink?
If the tap water of good quality is always the most healthy, economical and environmentally friendly option. First of all, however, it must be ensured that the quality of water in both the source and after it passes through the pipes remains high.
Bottled water is another option, if it is also of good quality.
Finally, you can use filters and osmotic jugs as an alternative.
Water should not have a distinctive taste or smell.
How much water to drink?
In general, it is recommended to drink from one and a half to two liters of water a day or about 6-8 glasses. Thanks to our advice, you will see that this is not so difficult.
But it is important to consider your personal situation . In summer and winter, the body needs a different amount of water, it also depends on whether you are sedentary or doing physical exercises.
You can start increasing the amount of water you drink gradually, for example, drinking half a glass more every two to three days and so reaching to eight. As long as you do this, you will notice a change in your health. You will become more energetic, improve the condition of your skin, you will sweat more. This will help your body get rid of toxins and it will become cleaner and brisk.
Water on an empty stomach is the best option
It is best to drink water on an empty stomach. We can drink up to four glasses of water a day before breakfast, but you need to do this slowly. You can increase the amount of water every day a little, and in the end you will feel that your body needs this water.
This simple remedy will awaken our internal organs. It is also important to monitor the water temperature:
- If you often suffer from constipation, drink hot water.
- If from diarrhea, then drink cool, but not in any way not cold.
- If you feel well, drink warm water.
If you do not want to overeat or eat too fast, 15 minutes before eating, drink a glass of water – this is a very useful tip that will reduce your anxiety.
Do not drink the food
It is very harmful to drink plenty of water during meals, as it mixes with food and gastric juice and disrupts the digestion process. If the food has a very strong taste, you can drink it with a little water, but if you get used to drinking before eating and you include enough fresh food (salad, soup) in your diet, you can do without water during meals.
For the same reason, it is not recommended to drink immediately after meals , exceptions can be made only for infusions of medicinal herbs.
At night it is useful to drink a glass of water right before going to bed, if it does not make you go to the toilet in the middle of the night and does not worsen the state of sleep.
Tips to help drink more water:
- Try to drink water with the addition of flowers and fruits.
- Drink herbal infusions.
- Prepare your home homemade lemonade from water, lemon juice, fresh mint and stevia.
- Always carry a bottle of water with you, and if you’re at home, put it next to you.