The Best Way To Consume Water According To Ayurveda
Best Ways To Consume Water
Water is essential for us to perform several body functions. To enhance the enriching and hydrating properties of water, Ayurveda suggests boiling it with spices like cumin, fennel, and coriander. On a hot day, to quench thirst, you could also add sandalwood or cardamom powder and mint to your water. Water with a hint of ginger could also rev up your metabolism.
The core reason you cook food besides tantalizing your taste buds and exploring different flavors is to make food softer and easier for your body to break down and digest. Just like you cook food, you can also “cook” water in such a way that you can access the enriching and hydrating properties from it better.
Best Way To Consume Water
So boil drinking water for 10 minutes. Cool the water to room temperature and store it covered in a container. You can drink the water right after this.
These simple tricks can make your drinking water healthier. However, here’s another interesting trick you can try. All you have to do is add one of these 5 ingredients to further improve the nutritional properties of your drinking water. Here are those ingredients.
1. Add Fennel, Cumin, And Coriander Seeds
You can add about 5 seeds each of cumin, coriander, and fennel for every ½ cup of boiling water. After boiling the water with these seeds for about 10 minutes, let it sit for 1–2 minutes. Before drinking the water, strain the seeds out and let it cool. The flavor of the water may be a little bitter but it adds a cooling and refreshing aftertaste to your average drinking water. These seeds are also known for their gentle gut-cleansing properties. They are also good for stimulating digestion and are believed to ward off bad breath.
2. Spice Your Water On A Hot Day
Sandalwood, cardamom, and mint are known for their potent characteristics such as soothing the discomfort and irritability of our pitta dosha – the body energy responsible for digestion, metabolism, and energy production – especially during the summer months. A pinch of these powdered spices could give your water a punch of flavor, while adding a few leaves of mint can help cool the water down. The fusion of these ingredients gives your water and body a reviving feel to them. This mix is especially recommended for cooling your body down on a hot day.
3. Stir In Some Sweetness
Adding 1/2 a teaspoon raw organic honey to cool water does wonders in clearing any excess kapha, the energy that is in charge of protecting and governing the body’s structures – like keeping the cells aligned and forming muscle, fat, and bone. Hot water and honey has potent benefits for a sore throat.
4. Add A Little Zing For Your Metabolism
By adding a little ginger powder or a teaspoon of freshly crushed ginger in your morning glass of water, you can boost your metabolism, clean your stomach and digestive system to facilitate proper functioning, and keep your body warm.1
You can even help reduce the excess kapha and vata – the energy responsible for all movement in the mind and body, such as controlling blood flow, elimination of waste from the body, breathing, and even our thought-processing capabilities.
5. Add A Dash Of Gold
Yes, you heard it right. Putting an unprocessed piece of gold or even a gold ornament in a pot of drinking water and then boiling it can give that water an extra nutritional punch. However, make sure the gold is about 22 karats or higher. It could be a simple gold chain or a ring without any crystals, other metals, or gemstones on it. The minerals from the pure gold can seep into your water and are believed to help boost your immunity naturally.
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