We cannot emphasize well enough the importance of drinking enough water and keeping your body hydrated.
Various studies have shown several health benefits such as relieving constipation, helping with weight loss, boosting physical performance, boosting brain functions, and preventing or even treating mild headaches. As if that is not enough, drinking enough water get deeper to treat kidney stones.
And if you suffer frequent hangovers, enough water can help you prevent that.
How much water should I drink?
The question here is not whether you should drink water; instead, it is how much you should drink per day. Studies reveal that drinking 2 liters, (68 ounces) offer maximum benefits.
To better arrive at the recommended amount, drink eight 8-ounce glasses in a day. You can also sip water throughout the day even when you are not thirsty, and it will help you hit the recommended quantity.
Drinking 500 ml (half liter) just before a meal for up to 12 weeks increases weight loss by a staggering 44%. So ultimately it will reduce the number of calories you end up while eating a meal.
How do drink Lemon Water – Cold or warm water with lemon?
Whereas you can drink lemon with cold water, the health benefits of warm lemon water outweigh having it with cold water. One reason is with vitamin C; temperature is essential for its extraction from the lemon.
The other purpose is with the ease of drinking; many people find it a lot easier to sip warm lemon water than cold. Thus, when you keep them warm, you will be able to drink more.
On the other hand, avoid hot lemon water because hot beverages have long been associated with increased risk of cancer.
Cold lemon water benefits
Good news for you if drinking plain water is not your thing.
You could flavor with fresh lemon, which comes with some health benefits. In part, cold lemon water keeps your skin healthy and glowing, thanks to its vitamin C and collagen.
For best results, take them first thing when you get up early in the morning. Cold lemon juice acts as an antioxidant, combating free radicals in your body. It also facilitates cholesterol metabolism in the body helping in weight loss. It is also low in calories, and thus you have no reason to worry about it.
Can we drink water after walking or running?
The answer is a solid yes.
We lose more water and electrolytes during exercise than when at rest. And so can we drink water after walking or running to maintain hydration?
During an energy-intensive exercise such as running, the body generates more heat, up to twenty times the heat generated during rest. Sweating cools the body, and along the way, we lose more water.
When the body is hydrated, we get tired, get cramps and headaches, and have increased heartbeats. In the long run, this will compromise our performance.
The only solution here is to drink more water. It will help the body regulate temperature, do away with wastes, and reenergize the cells. It also cushions the joints giving us maximum performance.
Now we hope that you agree that you just cannot do without water!