We all know that drinking lots of water can make us healthy; but did you know that taking it at the right time can make you even healthier? Well, I didn't so I was surprised to know about it when a cousin forwarded an email to me. Here, let me share it to all of you.
Why SHOULD you drink water at night? I can't attest to the veracity of what is presented, but it seems to have a 'ring of truth' to it.
Something I didn't know:
I asked my Doctor why do I and other people urinate (pee) so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright. When you lie down and the lower body (legs and other things) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you needed a minimum amount of water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
- 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 - avoids stroke or heart attack
My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.