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Water: It's not about how much you drink but when and how you drink it

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We often hear about how drinking water is important to our health.Our body needs water to function properly and prevent dehydration.But there are a few tricks to follow when drinking water to get the best from that humble glass of natural drink to stay healthy this winter.



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1) Drink a warm glass of water first thing in the morning.
Drinking water on an empty stomach is an old Ayurvedic ritual which has been followed by many for years; it helps cleanse your internal body system and get rid of toxins. Many prefer to add lemon and honey to it for extra health benefits.This simple morning ritual has helped me with my constipation and acne which was bothering me for a long time.Others claim that this has helped them with headaches, bodyaches, excess body fat, menstrual disorders etc.The best way to drink it is before brushing your teeth. Drink one or two glasses if possible. Brush your teeth and wait for 45 minutes before eating anything.

2) Do not drink water while eating or directly before or after a meal.
Drinking water before, after or while eating a meal makes us think we are full therefore we do not eat as much as we should. Although some might think this is a good way for weight loss, you are never going to feel satisfied with what your eat and may binge eat later. There is also a theory that water dilutes your digestive juices and inhibits healthy digestion.

If you must drink water while eating, try to only drink warm water or green tea. Cold water or cold drinks can slow down our digestive process and turn the oils in our stomachs into bad fats which can clog our arteries; warm water may help to break the fats and oils.

3) Drink water at room temperature.
Ayurvedic tradition believes water must be consumed at room temperature. Cold water is believed to drench our digestive system and also assit in weight gain.While drinking water do not chug it down your throat in a hurry but sit down and drink it slowly as it helps our body to absorb what we drink. And last but not least, drink as much as you can as sometimes our body confuses hunger with thirst, so drinking a lot of water might help you stay away from those calorie loaded snacks.

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