According to Ayurveda (and naturopathy), when you drink water while standing, the water quickly moves down the colon, thereby preventing the nutrients in the water to be absorbed.
This can lead to a host of health issues such as arthritis, kidney damage, and gerd. Just like there are rules to eat, there are rules to drink water too. Here are some you probably didn’t know.
It’s important to drink water according to your lifestyle rather than follow the 8-glass water rule, say nutritionists.
Water is your body’s principal chemical component and a natural detoxifier but not many are aware about how much water should we ideally drink everyday.
Moreover, the popular 8 by 8 rule which says that one should drink eight glasses, each consisting of eight ounce of water, may not suit every individual. Says nutritionist Venu Adhiya Hirani, “While the general belief is to drink eight to 10 glasses of water, it is advisable to drink 12 to 15 glasses of fluids which includes water, tea, buttermilk, soup, etc. This would amount to an intake of around 2.5 litres of fluids everyday.”
– Drink around two to four glasses of water (roughly amounting to 800 ml) after waking up
– If you work in an airconditioned environment and follow a sedentary lifestyle, do not drink more than 2 to 2.
5 litres of water per day
– For moderate workers, for instance salespersons, it is important to drink around three litres of water
– During summers, keep yourself hydrated by drinking water at regular intervals. If you don’t suffer from diabetes or blood pressure, having electrolyte or glucose water is also advisable.
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