We are aware of the fact that pure and clean water is the most important component, which aids the body in several ways. We all know that the amount of water we drink on a daily basis plays an important role in maintaining healthy functioning of our body. We should drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water every day to keep ourselves hydrated. The way we drink water and the time to drink water also has a direct link to good health.
Right temperature of drinking water
The body temperature is around 37 degrees. Ideally the temperature of drinking water should match with the body temperature as that will improve your digestion, relieve constipation, detoxify your body, help in weight loss, fight pain and maintain the normal blood pressure.
On the other hand if you drink cold water, which is far below your body temperature, your body will have to spend more energy to normalize the water temperature. When energy is diverted to normalizing the temperature the process of digestion and absorption of nutrients gets very slow. Due to the delay in digestion the nutrients are lost and not absorbed in the body properly.
Right time and way to drink water
Drink a couple of glasses of water just after you wake up early in the morning on an empty stomach as that will help to flush your bowels and release toxins from the body through urination. It also increases appetite and prevents headache. The ideal time to drink water is 45 to 50 minutes before you eat a meal and then 2 hours after you have had your meal, this will help to improve the digression and aid to absorb nutrients in the body.
Before you drink water you need to sit down and take sips rather than full glass chugs. It doesn’t matter how thirsty you are, take a small sip, swallow, breath and repeat. Don’t drink loads of water just before or immediately after your meal because it slows down the digestion process. Drink water throughout the day with intervals because when you chug too much water in one go it won’t absorb properly but will run through you.
These drinking water rules are simple and straightforward but they make a huge difference in your health.