You know that you need at least eight 8 oz glasses of water each day for optimum health, but did you know that there is a specific time you’re supposed to drink water for the best results? I didn’t know this either until a medical professional happened to mention it and then the information became something I had to look up. It turns out, you should drink water a specific times of day if you really want to make the most of your hydration.
The glass of water you’re supposed to drink the moment you get out of bed for the day has a specific purpose, and it’s not just to wake you up and quench your thirst. It’s to help your internal organs become activated and prepared for the day ahead.
Before You Eat
Not only does drinking a full glass of water in the half hour prior to eating a meal help you digest your meal with ease, it helps you feel fuller when you do eat. Drinking water is sometimes all you need. You don’t always need a meal; sometimes you’re not hungry, you’re just thirsty and your body’s level of dehydration is easily confused for hunger. This helps you eat less and feel full so that you can maintain a healthy body weight.
When you drink a glass of water before you go to bed, you’re doing yourself a huge health favor. Something about having fresh water in your body at that time of night helps you to avoid having a stroke or heart attack. Don’t ask me what it is, just know that it’s supposed to work to make you live through the night – which is always a bonus, don’t you think? All in all, whether you believe that water does any of this or not, you should still drink it to maintain good health.
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