Drinking Water at the Correct Time

Dt. Reema Narang    11-04-2017 Consult

Did you know that drinking water could be a lifesaver? Pure, clean drinking water does so much to keep your body running smoothly. Find out how to staying hydrated helps protect your health.

1. After waking up
Drink one glass of water after waking up to help activate your internal organs. The water will help to remove any toxins before your first meal of the day. Like a gently flowing stream that pushes along debris and rocks, your circulatory system needs fluid to get rid of stubborn free radicals and residue from burned calories used during the night's metabolism. 

2. Before Meal 
Drink 1 glass of water half an hour before your meal to boost weight loss.This will dull the edge of your hunger so that you eat a little less at meal time. It also prepares your stomach for the food that is to come. Remember not to drink too soon before or after a meal as the water will dilute the digestive juices. It is a good way to beat junk food cravings.

3.  Before a Workout 
Depending on the temperature, humidity and your body's fluid levels, you may need one or several 8-ounce glasses of water to protect against dehydration during and after your workouts. 

4. Avoid during meals
Substitute water during meals with yogurt, juice, buttermilk (chaas) or raita. 
If you get thirsty during your meal, instead of drinking water, have some yogurt or raita instead. It has the same cooling effect on your body but does not hamper your digestion. Buttermilk (chaas) is another great option! 

5. Drink Water After a Workout 
Following vigorous exercise, you may need to drink a lot of water to replace fluids lost through perspiration and urination. The amount you'll need depends on your weight, health and whether you exercised in hot or humid conditions - especially for long periods - among other factors. 

6. Tired or Lethargic
Since 75% of your brain consists of water, drinking water helps it function better. Drink a glass of water if you're feeling tired at work, or if you have a big presentation coming up and need to focus. It makes you feel energetic again!

7. Before a bath
Drink one glass of water before taking a bath to help lower your blood pressure

8.Drink Water When You're Exposed to Germs
 If you're around sick people in the hospital or at work and school, drink a little more water than usual to help wash away germs and viruses that your body may have picked up.

 If you are ill or breastfeeding or pregnant continue to drink enough water through the day to help keep your system clean, energetic and hydrated.

10. Before sleep
Drink one glass of water an hour before bedtime to replenish any fluid loss that can occur during the night. This, in turn, will help to prevent strokes and heart attacks.