Water, like air, is a very common thing on earth and is essential to living life. We all know that there are certain rules & regulations for everything and drinking water is also bounded. Most of us drink water as per our wish and do not follow any rules & regulations. Keep in mind that there are some certain ways and the right time to drink water. I have mentioned some ways and the time for your support:
Sit down before drinking water
According to Ayurveda (and naturopathy), when you drink water while standing, the water quickly moves down the colon, thereby preventing the nutrients in the water to be absorbed. This can lead to a host of health issues such as arthritis, kidney damage and gerd.
Do not drink all the water at a time
The reason why you should take sips instead of chugging it all down is that of some reasons – Firstly, our saliva is alkaline in nature and water should be given time to mix with saliva so it stabilises acid in our stomach. Secondly, sipping also soothes your digestive system. Thirdly, taking it in at one go can make your stomach upset.
Sip water all the day
When you sip water all through the day, you will feel more satisfied and will have fewer cravings. This will prevent you from over-eating. Many a time when you feel hungry, it is a sign of thirst. So always sip on some water to see if the hunger pangs persist.
Stay away from drinking chilled water
It is best to have water at room temperature as it satisfies your thirst better than cold water. Cold water can shock your senses and kill your digestive juices. In fact, according to Ayurveda, having cold water with meals can turn out to be toxic for your digestion.
Avoid drinking too much water before meal
If you drink water right before your meal, you will end up filling your stomach with too much water. This will devoid your stomach of enough space to carry out the digestive action. Ayurveda says, your stomach should be filled with 50 percent food, 25 percent water, and 25 percent should be left empty for the digestive process (as well as juices).
Right time to drink water
- Have two glasses of water as soon as you wake up
- Have a glass of water 20-30 minutes before your meal
- Drink a glass of water before your shower
- Drink a glass of water before bedtime
- Drink a glass of water before and after workouts
- Avoid drinking from a bottle
- Avoid drinking too much at a time
- Have more water when you are ill.