Wellness Tips Benefits of drinking water at the right time

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There is such a thing as drinking water at the right time for health/wellness reasons but a lot of people don't know this!

Drinking at least eight glasses of water everyday is something a lot of people know but when to actually drink water to benefit the body is not common knowledge.

In four easy steps, glean when to take water and why at that particular time:

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Water works wonders for the body

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1. Drink 2 glasses after you wake up

-This helps activate the internal organs as well as flush out toxins from the body

2. Drink 1 glass of water thirty minutes (30) before a meal

-This helps digestion. Don't drink right before or after a meal as the water will dilute the digestive juices disrupting proper digestion.  It's best to drink water an hour after the meal to allow the body to absorb the nutrients.

3. Drink 1 glass before taking your bath

-This helps to lower blood pressure

4. Drink 1 glass before going to bed

-This helps avoid the risks of heart attack and strokes

View a practical guide for taking water by Healthxchange below:

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Drinking at least eight glasses of water everyday is something a lot of people know but drinking it at the right time is highly beneficial

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7:00am - 1st Glass

Drink your first glass of water after you wake up to hydrate your body after a long night’s rest.  Take your breakfast at least half an hour after the first glass.

9:00am – 2nd Glass

It’s approximately 1 hour after your breakfast; have a glass of water and start your work day.

11:30am – 3rd Glass

Have a glass of water 30 minutes before lunch.

12:30am – 4th Glass

Drink a glass of water an hour after lunch to allow the nutrients from the food to be better absorbed by your body.

3:00pm – 5th Glass

During your tea break, have a non-sweetened drink to freshen your mind.

5:00pm – 6th Glass

This glass of water will keep you satiated and prevent overeating during dinner.

8:00pm – 7th Glass

Have a glass of water an hour after dinner and before you shower.

10:00pm – 8th Glass

Drink your last glass of water an hour before bedtime to aid in the cell renewal process during your sleep.

 

Source for practical guide: HealthXchange

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