It’s common knowledge that drinking eight glasses of water a day is essential for the body to function properly, however, most people will tell you that they do not drink enough water. While we all know that hydration is key for good health, most are not aware that timing your consumption of water can be equally as important. Numerous scientific studies have shown that drinking water at certain times of the day can optimize the health benefits.
1) After waking up
Drink one glass of water after waking up to help activate your internal organs. Consuming water first thing in the morning helps flush circulating toxins out, prior to the first meal of the day. Unfortunately, many people reach for a cup of coffee in the morning before a glass of water. Because coffee is a diuretic, it encourages fluid loss, which is dehydrating and increases blood viscosity.
2) Before a meal
Drink one glass of water 30 minutes before a meal to help digestion, as it prepares the stomach for food by stimulating digestive enzymes and bile production. Drinking water thirty minutes before each meal will also reduce your chances of overeating.
3) Prior to and following physical activity
As we all know, staying physically fit is key for wellness, including optimal liver health. Drinking water before and after physical activity protects against dehydration. Especially for someone with a fibrotic liver, dehydration means thicker blood that makes filtration by the liver that much more challenging. Drinking water before and after a workout prevents dehydration, therefore protecting the liver from processing a backlog of toxins.
4) Before a bath
Drink one glass of water before taking a bath to help lower your blood pressure.
5) Before bed
Drink one glass of water before bedtime to replenish any fluid loss that can occur during the night. Experts don’t necessarily agree on how soon before bed, but most concur that drinking a glass before bed provides the body with water needed to aid in detoxification during sleep. Although some advocates suggest a glass right before bed, others advise having your last drink of water two hours prior to bed if going to the restroom at night is an issue.
Clean water will help your body & brain to function at it’s best
Water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body. The human brain is made up of 95%, and without it we would die in just a few days. The average person needs about 8 glasses of water per day. But that is just an average. Some people need more, and some less. A drop of as little as 1.5% – 2% in our body’s water supply can trigger signs of dehydration, headaches, loss of concentration, and can even be the cause of fatigue. By the time you feel thirsty your body fluids have already dipped.
Drinking regular amounts of uncontaminated clean water will help your body & brain to function at it’s best. Ample pure water intake can help you fight off the common cold, it helps break up the mucus so that our body can remove it. Water can assist in controlling the body temperature, it distributes nutritional minerals, & lubricates the body. It helps muscle tone & flex-ability, removes waste products from the body, reduces water retention & nourishes dehydrated skin. With all this in mind a good tip is to start off the day with two glasses of clean water before you consume anything else. It’ll get a quarter of your daily requirement out of the way and help you start the day on a healthy note.
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Hints for good hydration:
The human body can survive 35 days without food, but only 5 days without water.
- Our bodies consist of up to 80% water – we require 8 glasses of water a day to remain well hydrated. This is supported by many doctors and nutritionists.
- Start off the day with two glasses of water before you consume anything else. It’ll get a quarter of your daily requirement and help you start the day on a healthy note.
- Don’t use thirst as a measure of whether to drink water or not. Our thirst mechanism lags behind so by the time you feel thirsty your body fluids have already dipped.
Ample intake of pure water can assist in:
• The prevention of premature ageing
• Speeding up the recovery from illness
• Reducing the risk of cancer & high blood pressure
• Alleviating fatigue to the liver, kidneys and heart
• Reducing the risk of birth defects
• Controlling body temperature
• Weight loss
• Aiding muscle tone and flexibility
• Nourishing dehydrated skin
• Reducing the problem of water retention
• Removing toxins from the body
• Good blood circulation
The main question we are asked here at Celtic Water Solutions is often “how is filtered water superior to tap or bottled water?” Our answer to this is filtered water from your tap or your well is the safest, healthiest, and most inexpensive way forward.
- Water filters can greatly reduce the risk of rectal cancer, colon cancer and bladder cancer by removing chlorine and chlorine by products from drinking water.
- Both tap and bottled water have been found to contain numerous organic and inorganic contaminants.
- Pure water is of utmost importance for children, filtered water provides the healthiest source of water for a child’s developing immune system.
- At present Irish tap water is being fluoridated, it is known that fluoridation in water can cause irreversible tooth enamel that can cause permanent damage.
- During the 1970’s lead pipework was commonly used in construction of houses, meaning that lead can be present in tap water.
- Our bodies have a natural pH level of 7.4, this level needs to be maintained in order for it to
function properly. Drinking unfiltered water that contains levels of chlorine, sulphates, and nitrates can throw this balance and as a result cause the immune system to weaken.
- When water is 100% pure and free of contaminants consuming the recommended 8 glasses a day can benefit health in many ways, it can boost energy levels, improve mental and physical performance, and aid the removal of toxins and waste from the body by allowing proper digestion to occur.