Drinking Water The Right Way
Water: God’s Most Precious Gift
Water. Ever wondered how precious it is? As a kid, I always learned about conserving water, not that I grew up in a dry place. In Bangalore we had an ample supply of drinking water. But conserving water comes natural if you are from Asia.
As a young kid I always saw a vast difference between how my grandmom drank water versus how the following generations of my uncles and aunts drank water. For example, whenever my meal was served next to my grandmom, she suggested not to drink water but to sip it,and not all at once. She especially did not drink water half an hour before a meal, and she waited a minimum 15 minutes after a meal.
I always adored how beautiful my grandmom looked. Even in her 70s, her skin was gorgeous and glowing. From then on I have always followed her diet more than anything.
I think people have forgotten the essence and natural way of drinking water. I saw my uncles hurriedly chugging their water on hot days. Their bellies got bigger and bigger. The plastic bottles of water kept cold in the refrigerator made them that way. Before refrigerators became normal, thirst on hot days was quenched by mud pot water. Very earthy and very tasty, enjoying sipping that water was an activity in itself.
5 Reasons to Sip Water:
If you are a person who religiously drinks 8 glasses of water, here is some news for you. There are 5 reasons why sipping water is ideal.
1. Mixing with Saliva:
According to Ayurveda, sipping is the correct way of drinking water. Our mouth has saliva, which we produce in abundance. Our saliva is alkaline, and we have Hydrochloric acid in our belly. Our saliva stabilizes the acid in our belly. When you are chugging your water, especially if you are drinking from a plastic bottle, you do not hold that water to swish in your mouth. You just swallow it, so very little saliva reaches the stomach. Hence the atmosphere remains acidic.
2. Water is heavy.
Anyone who has had a hangover or vomiting well knows how heavy water is! Chugging water makes your stomach more upset than ever and you end up throwing up all the water. Small sips work magic!
3. Wet your Tongue:
Have you noticed birds, dogs, and cats drinking water? They merely wet their tongue before they swallow. They do not count 8 glasses of water in a day.
4. Sip to lose weight:
If you are planning on losing weight, this could be your favorite trick to lose those extra pounds. Sit in a pleasant atmosphere to sip your water. Swish it around in your mouth and then swallow. Sipping, rather than chugging,eases the entire digestive process.
5. Drink lukewarm water:
When water that is at room temperature or warmer touches the lips,it gives you a feeling of satisfaction and signals the body of water intake. If you are chugging ice-cold water, it firstly shocks the senses in your mouth, and in the stomach it just gets all the bacteria to go on a snow holiday. Having cold water with a meal is toxic to your digestion.
Our body is a miracle in itself! Sip your water for optimum digestion and health.
Well, no actually. Animals do not simply "wet their tongues." Look up slow motion dogs drinking on youtube and you can clearly see that dogs use their tongues to scoop water into their mouths, and then snap their jaws shut to catch it. And cats are even more interesting. They actually take advantage of surface tension and use their tongues to draw the water up into their mouths in a little stream.
I think I agree with this...I started drinking more water since I wanted to loose weight and I drink it fast. It doesn't work!!!!! I'm gaining weight and I think I'm retaining fluids \U0001f601, my ankles are a bit swollen. My Mom lived to be 95, she never drank a lot of water and she sipped either water or tea or coffee - not hot, not cold. She was very healthy! So I do agree with this and I think I will finally follow my Mom's example. Thanks for posting this
1400 years back prophet Mohammad pbup said " drink a glass of water or fluids in three breathes and don't stand while drinking.
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Never drink water standing. Drink while sitting and do not gulp. Drink water or fluids in three breaths..
It's so funny to read this on Ayurveda. This practice and much more was recommended by the prophet PBUH 1400 years ago. People just want to make money off people.
hi i drink more than 8 glasses a day,or maybe more Is it normal? its just me that loves to drink a lot :-(
How about drinking cool or chilled water opposed to warm water? (not cold as mentioned in the article)
This is absolutely true I am 60 years old and I've been drinking my water since I was little kid temperature and I never drink my water with the meal I drinking 20 minute before and 20 minutes after the meal and I drink my water is slow through the day
Ice water with medication pills are the worst thing we can do.... Drink room temperature water. The water that earth provide us doesn't come inside of a refrigerator folks. Think all natural
Drinking water is a good thing But now we need to learn from the Internet to get to know how and when to drink it...oh. I will be trying this...
Ive always drank warm water, never ever ice cold. And copper is the best vessal to drink water from, avoid plastic where you can.
This is really good information,because I like ice cold water. I will start drinking room temp water.
I guzzle lukewarm water and now I found out sipping at that temperature is better. I learned something and that is their job.
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