We are continually being advised to drink water to cleanse our body and maintain good health, but do we know how to do it? The amount is important, but also the way to do it and the most suitable moments of the day.
In this article we explain what is the most beneficial way to drink water and how it will help you in some or other ailments.
The importance of water
He Water Is part of our body fluids (urine, sweat, feces, digestive juices, saliva, tears, etc.), but also Is necessary for the cells of our organism to function normally.
But we must also know that water is not only obtained by drinking it, but also through all the foods that contain it, especially fruits and vegetables.
What type of water?
If tap water is of good quality, that will always be the healthiest, most economical and ecological option . But we must make sure that the quality of the water in its origin and after the passage through the pipes arrives in good condition.
He bottled water Is another alternative, as long as it is also of quality.
Finally, we have the Filters and osmotic jars As an alternative.
Water should not have any special taste or odor.
In general, it is recommended to drink Between a liter and a half and two liters per day, that is, between 6 and 8 glasses. With these tips we offer below you will see how difficult it is.
But you must also take into account each situation. It is not the same in winter as in summer, if we do physical exercise or a more sedentary life, etc.
You can begin to increase the amount gradually , For example drinking half a glass more every two or three days, and so on until you reach the 8. As you do, you will see changes in your health. Possibly you will have more energy, improve the condition of your skin, sweat more, etc. That is, you will help your body eliminate toxins better and therefore be cleaner and more vital.
The best time of day to drink water is on an empty stomach . We can drink up to four glasses of water a good while before having breakfast , As long as we do it slowly and without it being a sacrifice. We can increase the amount every day a little and at the end we will feel that it is our body that asks for it.
This simple remedy will help us to activate all internal organs. In addition, we recommend taking into account the temperature of the water:
- If we tend to constipation we will drink the hot water.
- If we tend to diarrhea we drink fresh water, but never cold.
- As a general rule, we will drink the warm water.
If we want to avoid eating too much or too fast , Drinking a glass of water about fifteen minutes before the meal is a very effective advice to reduce the anxiety .
Avoid with meals
The most damaging moment to suggest drinking a lot of water is possibly right on the food, As it will mix with food and gastric juices and worsen our digestion. If the food is quite tasty we will probably need to drink some water, but if we get used to drinking it before, we include fresh food in the food (salad, Gazpacho , Etc.) we will also have less need to drink while we eat.
For the same reason It will not be advisable to drink just after eating , With the exception that we can take an infusion of medicinal plants.
At night it may be beneficial to take a glass of water just before bed, as long as that does not force us to get up at midnight to go to the bathroom and worsen our rest.
Tips for Drinking More Water
- Discover the delicious and original Flavored waters With fresh flowers, fruits and plants.
- Prepare infusions of medicinal plants.
- Make homemade lemonade with water, lemon juice, fresh mint and stevia.
- Always carry a bottle of water with you, and when you are at home always get used to having it in the room where you are.
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