Do you know when you should you be drinking water?
Pure, clean drinking water helps our bodies function properly and maintain good health. You probably drink water during some parts of the day, or have your water intake via some other way, i.e. tea, fruit, soups, etc. But do you know when is the best time to be drinking water?
Drinking water at the correct time of the day maximizes its effectiveness and health benefits on the human body. Farmakas Water suggests the following tips on when to drink water:
Drink water when you first get up in the morning
Drinking 2 glasses of spring water after waking up helps activate your internal organs and digestive system – it wakes you up in the best possible way! A good idea is to drink boiled water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Drinking water before each meal
1 glass of spring water 30minutes before a meal helps the digestion process, which also then ensures the rest of the body functions better.
Drinking water before taking a bath
1 glass of spring water before a luke warm bath helps kick-start the relaxation process and in turn lower blood pressure.
Drinking water throughout the day
Try to drink some spring water throughout other parts of the day, such as during snack meals, and especially when the day is very warm. This helps keep your body better hydrated. Drink water before already feeling thirsty. Thirst is the first sign of your body already being dehydrated.
Drink water before exercising
Depending on the temperature, humidity, and your body’s fluid levels, you may need to drink more water throughout the day. When exercising, your body’s temperature rises, and you loose more fluid. So you need to replace this by drinking water.
Drink water with medication and when you are ill
If you are allowed to take water with your medication, do so. Water helps to dissolve the medication and spread it throughout your digestive organs for rapid absorption. Water also prepares the tissues to receive the medication-substance and put it to work faster. But of course always double check this with your medical advisor/doctor. When you are ill, drinking plenty of fluids is important for maintaining hydration and faster recovery.
Drink water with a cup of coffee or other diuretics
Certain beverages, such as coffee, soft drinks and other sugary drinks tend to be diuretics, therefore dehydrate your body. You need to replace this with another glass of spring water, i.e. a glass of water with a cup of coffee.
Drinking water before going to sleep
1 glass of water before going to bed helps avoid stroke or heart attack in the more elderly. It is also beneficial for your teeth.