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The Best Time To Drink Water

Friday, June 26th, 2015

best times to drink waterDo you know when the best time to drink water is? We are continually told that we need to drink  at least 8 glasses of water each day, but are you aware that there are specific times that drinking water could really enhance your health and help to keep your body in great shape.

1) After waking up
Drink one glass of water as soon as you  wake up this will help to activate your internal organs.  The toxins that have built up in your body overnight will be removed by the water before you consume your first meal of the day.

2) Before a meal
Drink one glass of water about 30 minutes before each meal to help digestion.  This should not be taken less than 30 minutes before a meal as it will dilute the digestive juices, this goes for drinking after the meal also.  you should ideally wait at least one hour after the meal to allow the body to absorb the nutrients.

3) Before a bath
Drinking a glass of water before taking a bath will  help to lower your blood pressure.

4) Before sleep
One glass of water an hour before bedtime will help  to replenish any fluid loss that can occur during the night while you sleep.

 

So if you follow these guidelines it shouldn’t be too hard to consume the eight recommended glasses each day. One glass on waking then one before each of the three meals a day then one before a bath or shower, one before bed. Together these add up to 6 glasses then you would just have to  fit another two in. Write this down and keep it on your fridge so that it will be a continual reminder to stay hydrated and it only takes about 21 days for something to actually become a habit and a natural part of your routine.

Take the 21 day challenge to become  healthier and more hydrated, your body will thank you and you will find that you have much more energy. If you find it hard to drink plain water then you could always add some lemon for a hint of flavour make sure you have a good quality water filter.