Timing is Everything
Drinking water at the correct time maximizes its effectiveness on the human body. Two glasses water after waking up helps activate internal organs. One glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion. One glass of water before taking a bath/shower helps lower blood pressure. One glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack.
Cold Water vs. Warm Water
- Cold water: The body has to expend energy to warm up water in order to use it. It helps to cool down the body after workout / exercise. It constricts blood vessels, this reduces hydration and absorption ability. Solidify fats from food, causing body to work harder to digest.
- Warm water: Soothes blood vessels, allows better hydration. Helps move the fats along, reducing risks of clogged arteries, and allows better digestion. Helps to flush the kidneys and improve bowel movements. When having fever, warm water reduces the body’s effort to fight the virus.