Importance of water needs no introduction. It is one of the key elements that is a must at every step of life. It not only quenches our thirst, but also helps keep up the water balance in our body leading to a good health. This is why experts suggest drinking adequate amount of clean water every day to flush out toxins and keep hydrated. But do you know drinking too much water can affect negatively? Yes, you heard us. According to Parmeet Kaur, Senior Dietician, Narayana Hospital, Gurugram, "Consuming excess water than normal tends to increase your total blood volume and also pressures your kidneys into working over-time so as to filter excess water out of your circulatory system." This may over-burden the heart, increase stomach irritation and more.
This brings up the question, how much water should we ideally drink in a day? Parmeet Kaur suggest, water intake depends on age, gender, body weight, activity levels, metabolism, and medication as well as environmental conditions. But one thing that we can keep a check on is when we are drinking water. That's right. Experts suggest, there are certain times in a day when drinking water affects you in the best possible way.
Celebrity nutritionist Lovneet Batra further explains this in one of her latest Instagram stories. The story features what is the best time to drink water. Let's take a look:
1. After Waking Up:
This helps activate the internal organs.
2. After Workout:
This helps bring heart rate back to normal.
3. Before Meal:
One must drink enough water half-an-hour before a meal.
4. Feeling Sick:
Always hydrate the body whenever you are feeling sick. This helps boost proper functioning of the body.
5. Feeling Tired:
Drinking water while being tired helps recharge the system and get going.
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