drinking water

The Best Times to Drink Water to Boost Your Health

Let’s be real about why you must drink water. Your internal organs, cells and tissues depend on water to function properly and normalise your temperature. Also, do you know that when you sweat, breathe or digest food, your body loses water? As a result, drinking water is the only way to rehydrate your body. Most importantly, your body needs it to survive. What’s more, your skin and hair loves water.

The recommended amount of water to drink daily is 2.5 litres. On top of that, when you drink water at specific times it boosts your health.

Let’s look at the best times to drink water for optimum results…

  • When you get out of bed in the morning

Make it a habit to drink a glass of water after you wake up in the mornings. Not only does it activate your internal organs and hydrate your body, it also flushes out toxins. What better way to start the day before eating breakfast.

Tips to help…

Wait for half an hour after drinking a glass of water before eating your breakfast.

  • Before you eat a meal

Drinking a glass of water before a meal helps your digestive system. However, if you drink it too soon before you eat or after your meal, the water will affect your digestive liquids. So, it’s important to drink it at the right time.

Tips to help…

Drink a glass of water 30 minutes before you eat as it’s a great digestion booster. And, for your body to get the best nutrient from your meal, drink another glass one hour after your meal.

  • Before you get into the bath

Do you have high blood pressure? Drinking a glass of warm water before having a bath or taking a shower will help to lower it. One reason is because water dilutes the sodium levels (salt) in your body, which is responsible for raising blood pressure. Particularly if your body has high levels of sodium.

Tips to help…

Drink warm water rather than cold water. This warms your body from the inside, while taking a shower or bath warms your body from the outside. The combination of the two lowers your blood pressure.

  • Drink a glass of water at bedtime

Enjoying a glass of water before going to bed is ideal for flushing out toxins your body may have gathered during the day. In addition, because your body is made up mostly of water, this will keep it hydrated during the night.

Tips to help…

The most effective time to drink water at nights is an hour before going to sleep. Above all, it replaces any fluids your body lose during the day.

Finally, if drinking plain water is boring, be creative. Spice up the flavour by adding lemon or lime to a jug of water. Otherwise, experiment with different fruits such as  strawberries, raspberries, kiwi fruits or blueberries for a healthy refreshing fruity drink. The important thing is to drink at least two litres of water every day at the specific times I mentioned above. Your overall health will benefit from inside and outside of your body.

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