Did you know that water has a definite influence on heart attack prevention? Some people have the tendency of being bothered by having to drink water because it doesn’t taste good to them…not as good as coffee, OJ, or other popular drinks. However water is not ingested for its flavor, but for the benefits to the body.
Other people take the “water thing” too far drinking so much water that they get water intoxication. Also known as water poisoning, water intoxication is the disruption of brain function due to drinking too much water
Excessive water can dilute the electrolytes in your blood, especially sodium. When sodium levels fall below 135 mmol/L, it is called hyponatremia. Sodium helps balance fluids between the inside and outside of cells.
So How Much Water Should One Drink?
People don’t want to drink water before they go to bed, because they don’t want to keep on getting up all night going to the bathroom.
Doctors explain the phenomena of the urge of going to the bathroom at nighttime as follows:
“The heart gravity holds water at the bottom of the body and when it is in the vertical position the legs swell. When you lie down, the lower body doesn’t have the downward fluid pressure and it’s easier for the kidneys to eliminate water.
Toxins get eliminated from the body by drinking water and at one-point drinking water at the right times maximizes its effectiveness in the body.
One should drink just enough water to stay healthy and here are some tips by renown doctors:
- 2 glasses of water after waking up; helps activate internal organs.
- 1 Glass of water 30 minutes before a meal, helps digestion.
- 1 Glass of water before taking a bath, helps lower blood pressure.
- 1 Glass of water before going to bed, prevents brain stroke or heart attack.
- 1 Glass of water before bed also help prevent leg cramps. Leg muscles need hydration, or they will cramp.
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