Just like we have rules for eating and chewing, similarly there are rules for drinking water. We bring to you some of them which make be beneficial for you.
Drink water in sitting position:As said by Ayurveda (and naturopathy), the nutrients present in the water are not absorbed when you stand and drink water as it quickly moves down the colon. This can eventually lead to health issues such as arthritis, kidney damage and gerd.
Always sip water slowly:Thereare some reasons why you should take sips instead of chugging it all down is because of some reasons –Since our saliva is alkaline in water should be given time to mix with saliva so it stabilises acid in our stomach. Sipping on water can also help you soothe the digestive system. Avoid taking water at one go as it can make your stomach upset.
Keep sipping on water the whole day:Sipping in water all through the day, makes you feel more satisfied and you tend to have fewer cravings. This also prevents you from over-eating. A lot many times when you feel hungry, it is a sign of thirst. So make it a point to sip on some water to keep a check on your false hunger pangs.
Do not drink very cold water:Consuming water at room temperature satisfies your thirst better than the chilled water. Cold water tends to shock your senses and kills the digestive juices. Also according to Ayurveda, consuming cold water with meals turns out to be toxic for digestion.
Avoid water before meals:Consuming water just before meals is wrong as you end up filling your stomach with too much water. This will slower the digestive action. According to Ayurveda, your stomach should be filled with 50 per cent food, 25 per cent water, and 25 per cent should be left empty for the digestive process (as well as juices).
Drink water at the right time:You should have 2 glasses of water as soon as you wake up, then have a glass of water 20-30 minutes before your meals, and also drink a glass of water before shower.