Since the body of an average human adult is made up of 60% water, drinking the daily requisite amount of water not only improves general bodily functions but also promotes longevity-meaning you could live up to 100 years like the Japanese-retains youth and keeps all manner of diseases at bay. There is, however, a proper schedule you must follow in order to ensure maximum benefits of daily water consumption:
1- After Waking Up:
Drinking 2 glasses of water after waking up jump starts the internal organs and serves to clear the body of any toxins accumulated through the night. Drink lemon juice in warm water-half a lemon if you’re under 150 pounds or a whole lemon if you’re over 150 pounds-in 3 quick gulps to add flavor to your morning water and multiply the health benefits. Refrain from eating for half an hour.
2- Before Meals:
A glass of water half an hour before mealtimes allows the body to absorb necessary nutrients, lessens food consumption, prepares the body for incoming food and aids in digestion. Avoid drinking immediately before or after meals to prevent dilution of digestive juices. If you feel thirsty during meals, substitute water with yogurt, buttermilk or raita which have the same cooling effect as water without danger of dilution or indigestion.
3- When You Feel Hungry:
Since the body signals for both hunger and thirst are similar, opt for a glass of water when you feel the urge to eat between mealtimes. Wait for 10 minutes, if the hunger persists then continue to eat. This helps prevent weight gain by eliminating needless snacking and accumulation of excessive body fat to some extent.
4- When You Exercise:
Adequate hydration before and after exercising helps your body in supplying necessary nutrients to the muscles. Water also acts as an energizer, preventing early fatigue while exercising and allowing for longer workouts.
5- When You Feel Tired:
Water is far more effective than caffeine in energizing your brain cells and increasing productivity since water is a major constituent-75%- of the brain. So opt for water or green tea when you need to calm yourself or focus.
6- Before A Bath:
Stabilize and regulate your blood pressure by drinking a glass of water before showering or bathing.
7- In the First Half of the Day:
Prevent multiple late-night bathroom trips by focusing your maximum fluid intake during the day. This will not only regulate your sleep patterns but also allow your body to work on necessary nightly repairs uninterrupted.
8- Before You Sleep:
Avoid strokes and heart attacks by drinking 1 glass of water an hour before bedtime. It will also cleanse your body of any daytime accumulated toxins and account for loss of body fluids during nightly repair sessions.
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