We are always told that we need to drink plenty of water to cleanse our body and maintain our health. But have you ever wondered if you drink water correctly? The amount of water you drink in a day is very important, but you need to know what are the best times to consume it.
In the following, we will show you what is the ideal way to consume this liquid and how it could help us to adopt this habit to improve our health.
The importance of water consumption
Water is the basic component of all fluids in the human body (urine, sweat, gastric juices, saliva, tears, etc.). Cells need it to function properly. Although it is essential to drink it as such, the foods we eat also contain water to some extent — especially fruits and vegetables.
What kind of water should we drink?
The healthiest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly option is to drink tap water, but only if it is well filtered. You need to make sure that the water that flows through your bathroom faucet and kitchen is of good quality before you drink it. Find out what the source is and make sure the pipes in your home are not rusty.
Bottled water is also a good option, as long as you buy a quality brand. You can confidently use a reverse osmosis filter or other similar product.
Normally, this liquid should have no odor or taste.
How much water should we drink?
The daily intake recommended by specialists is 1.5-2 liters, ie about 6-8 glasses. If you follow the advice we will present to you immediately, you will see that it is not at all difficult to achieve this goal.
But don’t forget to take into account the circumstances. For example, we need less water in winter than in summer, and those who train regularly need to increase their daily intake compared to those who lead a sedentary lifestyle.
Gradually increase the amount you drink each day. Drink half a glass more every two or three days, until you get to drink 8 glasses a day. As you do this, you will begin to notice a gradual improvement in your overall health.
Maybe you will have more energy or maybe your skin will shine. It is even possible to start sweating more, because the excess water will help your body eliminate toxins more easily, thus becoming clean and revitalized.
How to drink water correctly in the morning?
Water does best when drunk on an empty stomach. You can drink up to four glasses before serving breakfast, but do so slowly and do not starve. Gradually increase your morning intake and eventually your body will begin to crave this fluid.
This trick is very simple and will help you stimulate all your internal organs. In addition, we advise you to consider the water temperature before drinking it:
- If you suffer from constipation, drink warm water.
- If you suffer from diarrhea or have soft stools, drink this liquid fresh (but never cold).
- As a general rule, water should be drunk warm.
You should avoid eating too much or too fast, which is why we advise you to drink water correctly about 15 minutes before serving a meal (a glass). This trick will also help relieve your anxiety.
Do not drink water during the meal!
A very bad habit that many of us have is to drink water while eating. If we drink water when we eat, it will mix with gastric juices and will make our digestion difficult.
If you are serving a meal consisting of strongly flavored foods, it may be necessary to quench your thirst. However, if you get used to drinking this liquid before a meal and include certain foods in your menu (salads, gazpacho, etc.), you will find that you will not be thirsty so often during the meal.
We do not advise you to drink this liquid immediately after eating (but you can serve an herbal tea).
How to drink water correctly at night?
It is not at all a bad idea to drink a glass of water right before bed, as long as this habit does not spoil your sleep — some people wake up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet if they drink this liquid before going to bed.
4 tips to drink more water
- Try to choose aromatic variants (with aromas of fruits or plants).
- Drink herbal teas.
- Make a lemonade using lemon juice, mint and stevia rebaudiana.
- Never leave the house without taking a bottle of water with you. When you are at home, make sure you have this liquid handy in your room and that you drink water correctly.