We get inundated with articles upon articles on what, when to eat, drink and the effectiveness or consequences of not doing it right.
Let me share my own simple everyday regimen. I prefer drinking warm/hot water than cold and usually drink a cup upon waking, before bedtime, before a shower and definitely, after a shower. Drinking warm/almost hot water, not tea or coffee, helps me get started for the day. A cup of tea might follow depending on my fancy that time.
What about mealtime?
Drink water around 20 minutes before a meal or just before eating to clear up your esophagus. I have always subscribed to not drinking water or any liquid (especially juice or pop) during meal, with the exception of soup. Soup in itself is a meal, with all the goodness from the meat and veggies now in liquid form. Instead of water, drink soup to help wash down your food as you eat. Drink water only after you feel full from your meal. That way, you know that you’re full from the solid food you’ve just eaten and not with liquid.
Drinking in between meal just makes you feel full but you’re not. Before you know it, you’re hungry again, what made you feel full was all the liquid you’ve been drinking while eating.
What are the benefits of drinking water at the correct time?
Researches have now shown that drinking water at the right time maximizes its effectiveness on the body.
- Two (2) glasses after waking up – helps activate your internal organs
- One (1) glass 30 minutes before a meal – helps with digestion
- One (1) glass before taking a bath – helps lower your blood pressure
- One (1) glass before going to bed – helps in avoiding stroke or heart attack
It’s important to listen to your body. I like to think that by doing so I have been able to maintain my weight.