Don't Drink the Water Wrong! The Benefits and Harms of Water
Every doctor recommends drinking at least 2-2.5 liters of water per day. However, studies have shown that some people drink water incorrectly and provide no benefit.
Almost every doctor recommends drinking at least 2-2.5 liters of water per day. This value may vary according to the age, gender, height and weight of the person. However, to have a healthy day, at least 8 glasses of water should be drunk per day. So how well do you drink water? Let's see together.
10 Proofs You're Drinking the Wrong Water
Do Not Use Bottles Containing BPA
BPA is short for the chemical bisphenol A. It is used to make many products, including water bottles. But research shows that BPA can get into your food and drink. There is also concern that too much exposure could lead to birth defects. It also causes high blood pressure, hormonal imbalance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
The Legend of Cold Water
Cold water doesn't constrict your blood vessels or make it harder to digest food. An easy way to cool and hydrate when it's hot. If you have a cold, warm water will help thin your mucus, but that's about it.
Adding Fruits or Vegetables to Water
Adding fruit or vegetables to your water can make it tastier. But if you're not careful, it can also be fraught with foodborne illnesses like salmonella and E.coli. This is because slicing when the crust isn't clean carries bacteria into the meat. Fruit and vegetables sliced on the same board used to cut raw meat can also lead to foodborne illness.
Alcohol and Water
Alcoholic beverages are diuretics, meaning they encourage your body to pee more. And peeing too much can cause dehydration. To avoid this, match your drinks one-on-one: that's a glass of water for every cup of coffee or alcoholic beverage.
Drinking Water with Pills
Drinking a full glass of water will help prevent the medicine from getting stuck in your esophagus and irritating it. It also helps your body absorb water-soluble vitamins better.
Adding Something Artificial
Studies show that artificial sweeteners and sweeteners can put you at higher risk for type 2 diabetes and cancer. They may also make you hungrier more often. Try to avoid anything containing sugar, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, or sucralose. Use lemon, lime, mint, herbs or cucumber instead.
Feeling tired and don't know why? It could be a sign of dehydration. You don't have to be sick or do a lot of exercise to stay hydrated. You lose water every day through basic bodily functions like breathing and pooping.
Drinking Water from the River and Stream
Natural water sources may appear clear and clean, but many things can contaminate them. This includes poisonous plants, animal pee and poop, and illegal chemical dumping. Treat natural water with filtration tablets or water filters before drinking.
Not Drinking Enough Water
Your body is mostly water and uses it in many ways. It helps digestion and can ease and prevent constipation or poop problem. It also cleans toxins, prevents the formation of kidney stones and moisturizes your skin. The minimum recommended daily amount is 11.5 cups for women and 15.5 cups for men.
Careful Water Consumption
Do not drink a gallon of water as soon as you wake up. There is no evidence that it stimulates your metabolism. You also don't want to drink too much before bed and spend the whole night in the bathroom. This disturbs your sleep.