We often take ordinary things, like water, for granted. But really, we know we just can’t live without it. Health experts generally recommend we have at least 40 oz. of water (about 6 cups) per day. Or if you exercise or do other strenuous activity, it should be drink 50 oz. (about 8 cups).
But not everyone finds it easy to down the clear stuff straight from the tap. So, here’s a few ways variations to make it more palatable to your taste buds and almost just as good for your body.
1. Boil It
Boiling removes germs and bacteria, and humans have been doing it since ancient times. The boiling process changes the hardness of the water, but keeps the original minerals in the water. When you drink a cup of cool or warm boiled water after waking up, it can be absorbed into the blood within 3 or 5 minutes, helping with circulation and supplements water lost from the body overnight.
2. Add Honey
Honey assists with bowel movements, and prevent spots on the skin. Drinking a cup of honey water between 10am and 11am will get you energized and increase your work productivity. If you are diabetic, however, it best to avoid this.
3. Make It Tea
Tea has things like tea polyphenols, theine, and tea polysaccharide that are actually good for you. In particular, catechin can help prevent cardiovascular diseases by keeping the elasticity of blood vessels. It is not recommended that anemia patients drink tea, because the tannin in the tea will inhibit the absorption of iron. Meanwhile, it is not recommended to drink tea before sleep because of caffeine levels. It would be better to have tea when you feel sleepy in the afternoon.
Lemonade, made with real lemons or concentrate from real lemons, contains a large amount of vitamin C, vitamin B1 and vitamin B2. It is also rich in organic acid and citric acid. These ingredients can slow aging of the skin, and promote weight loss.
With each watery drink, you are helping your body maintain itself, your skin especially will thank you for it.
- Drink frequently
- Don’t wait to become thirsty.
- Drink in small sips, because swigging can add unnecessary stress to the stomach and affect digestion.
With translated research by Iris.