Dry skin, chapped lips, acne, burning sensation, eye bags etc. and etc. So, we all discover these threats in our daily lives. Don’t you?? But, do you know these are having keen relation with the style in which you Drinking Water. See friends, we all know that drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day is much essential for our body to stay healthy and fit. But, did you know, your style of drinking too have vital importance in the facet. In this article, I’m going to acquaint you with some startling facts related to drinking water.
So, let’s began!
Sipping V/S Guzzling: So, how you drink water, whether you drink sip by sip or just chug up it? It’s vital to know that drinking water in inappropriate manner have massive negative impacts on our body. The same are like;
- When it directly enters through your throat: Science says that the fluids which are helpful for stomach and though prepares the ingested food for digestion are acidic. So, at the time when you gulp the water from a certain upright distance from the bottle or the glass. It enters the stomach in a very short period of time. As a result, it causes acidity or gas problems in your body.
- When it enters through your tongue (by sipping): Every nutritionist would tell you that digestion first begins in the mouth way before the food enters your stomach. The first digestive fluid to act on the food/fluid as you chew or sip is your SALIVA, which is BASIC in nature. Hence, it is necessary for any solid food or fluid to be first chewed or sipped on, for the basic (alkaline) saliva to act on it before it enters the acidic environment of the stomach.
“NOTE: Research says that guzzling water leads to increased output along with the frequency of urination when compared with the act of sipping water slowly.”
Hot & Cold Water:
Don’t you think, finding comfort with the temperature of the water we drink merely depends on the season of the time? So, who can tell you what kind of water to drink during a particular month of the year?
Hot water is, hands down, soothing & relieving during the monsoons & chilled winter months of India. I’m sure if you live in a colder part of the world, you’ll agree too. Studies too claim that drinking hot water sip by sip greatly helps you burn unwanted calories much easily, if you’re trying to lose weight. And guys, also you don’t need to worry about developing throat infections, either.
Refrigerated water has been infamous for not just causing sore throats but also other health problems that can become chronic over time. Yes, fact it is…!
Right Before or After Meals:
A lot of us have grown up with the training of drinking water immediately after finishing our meal or snack. This notion has some bearing with the fallacy that it helps us officially close the meal with rinsing the fresh remains of the food in our mouth.
But that’s completely wrong. And equally wrong is having water right before a meal.
In both the cases, your digestion gets disturbed since the ingested water has been demonstrated to interfere with the release of digestive juices that are meant to help in processing the food for further digestion.
Right after a Vigorous Exercise: Honestly, who can keep working out for even continuous 30 minutes? Even I cannot do it!
We are bound to feel our throats dry, & our bodies begin to feel feebly dehydrated. Especially this happens at the time when we’re doing some cardio. And we all carry our water bottles to the gym or wherever we are working out.
While getting dehydrated during exercise can have serious complications & impact on one’s very purpose of workout, experts have always explained how chugging water instead of sipping it when you feel thirsty during exercise can actually cause more harm than good.
Quoted the words of a Renowned Nutritionist,
“One should have small quantities of water. You must take small sips of water, but avoid gulping a lot of it together. During workouts, your breathing becomes shallow, so there’s a chance you might choke. Preferably, add glucose to your water in order to attain the energy lost during exercise. DON’T forget to sip on water every 10-15 minutes.”
So, have you been drinking water in any of these ways?
Well, it’s never too late to change it all, you see!
Stay Alert….Stay Healthy….!
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