Health

Importance of Drinking Water

If you think water is just quenching our thirst, you are not quite right. Water has a bigger impact on our bodies.

In recent times, humans seems to have lost their thirst sensation. Even the social media where lots of people spend their time these days, don’t do much effort to change peoples’ perception about neediness of drinking more water.

Dehydration - is the biggest mistake we make. It is very unfortunate that most of the illness can be prevented by just drinking water which is freely available to most of us. By drinking right amount of water, we can avoid costly and unnecessary medical intervention, and enjoy long term wellbeing.

Drinking enough water can control or rather prevent medical conditions such as dydpepsia (a disorder of digestive function), rheumatoid arthritis (joint related), angina (chest pain), migraine and headaches, colitis (inflammation of the colon), gastritis, constipation, hypertension, anaemia(deficiency of red blood cells, obesity, sinusitis(inflammation of face bones), pulmonary tuberculosis(lungs infection), asthma, kidney stones, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, irregular menstruation, haemorrhoids(anal pain), epilepsy, leukemia, uterine cancer, breast cancer.

What is the best time to drink water and how?

If you find it difficult to get use to drinking water more than you do now, here are some important information why you shouldn’t give up these vital habits.

Soon after wake up

Do you know, having 500ml of cold water right after you wake up helps to burn fat? This will kick start your metabolism (a chemical process that converts fuel in the food we eat into the energy needed to power everything we do). Hence, this habit creates a stimulating environment inside the body for preventing numerous diseases by way of flushing out toxin.

Scientists said that water on an empty stomach eases all the health problems mentioned above. It also improves general condition of the eyes and helps with uterine diseases (especially menstrual disorder)

Before a meal

Drinking 500ml of water before each main meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Water is an appetite suppressant, having it before a meal make you feel fuller and therefore reduce your usual food intake. Because water is a paramount importance of metabolism, having water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion. Drink water an hour after the meal to allow the body to absorb the nutrient.

Before a shower

500 ml of water before either having a body shower or a complete shower helps to lower your blood pressure.

Before bed

Many people have craving for some high-calorie food before bed. This is one of the worst mistake. A glass of water before bed subsides this and you can drift off to sleep. Also, helps your body cycle through toxins and dispel waste. Water helps to balance your body’s vitamins, nutrients and minerals. By drinking water before bed balances, you hormones, energy levels, muscles and joints.

Before, during and after workout / exercise

When you are working out, you will lose lots of water through sweat. This is quite normal and leads to dehydration. Dehydration of the body can cause serious injuries to your health especially during exercises.

How much water you need? Depends on the type of exercises you do. As a general guideline, you could drink 500ml of water before a workout. Another 250ml of water during warm-up or just before the workout. 200-300ml of water during the workout. About 500ml of water within 30 minutes after the workout. However, you do not need to drink all these milliliters of water at one go. You can sip at times.

Benefits of drinking water

Actually, you don’t need time and reason to drink water. About 75 percent of our body consists of water. Therefore it’s no secret, daily consumption of required level of water is a must to maintain all our internal systems. Drinking water is only going to get you nothing but plenty of benefits. Here are some.

When you are tired.

Inadequate consumption of water makes body function less efficiently. Dehydration drops the blood volume which causes the heart to work header to pump oxygenated blood out in the bloodstream, and other major organs also work less efficiently.

Flushes out toxin

Most of our waste and toxin which creates inside the body, exit through sweat and urine. Water is an excellent detoxifier as it flushes out toxins from our body. It also dilutes salts and minerals in urine causes kidney stones.

Lose fat

Wow!! Did you know, water helps to burn fat in your body? In a clinical trial, scientists found water increases rate that body burns fat, and promotes the breakdown and elimination of fat cells.

Instead of high-calorie drinks, you can always have calorie-free a glass of water to quench you thirst