We have heard a lot about water and it's wonderful benefits to our health. We are asked to drink minimum 8 glasses of water in a day and to start the day with a glass of water.
Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
but this is the frist time I am reading about cold water!
But it makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ..not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.
Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
Anyway I am sure most of us dont relish a glass of hot water after our meal but I have seen many who prefer hot water.
Indications You Need More Water
One of the main causes of constipation is insufficient water. You can use this as an indicator: if you have two or three soft, easy bowel movements a day you are unlikely to be dehydrated. There are other dietary factors involved, but water is cardinal.
Poor skin accompanies both constipation and dehydration and is a clear indicator.
Tiredness and sluggishness when there is no other apparent cause.
Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.
To ward off dehydration and make sure your body has the fluids it needs, make water your beverage of choice. Nearly every healthy adult can consider the following:
Drink a glass of water with each meal and between each meal.
Hydrate before, during and after exercise.
Substitute sparkling water for alcoholic drinks at social gatherings