Forget 8 glasses of water, find out the 8 best times to drink water in a day to stay healthy

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‘Eight glasses of water a day keeps dehydration at bay’ is a universally agreed statement. Apparently, you cannot just chug water anytime you want.

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According to healthxchange, These are the 8 best times to drink water to ensure you reap the optimum benefits of H2O:

7:00 – 1st Glass

Drink a glass of water to activate your internal organs and remove toxins in the body after a long night sleep

9:00 – 2nd Glass

11:30 – 3rd Glass

Drink water 30 minutes before lunch to help digestion

13:30 – 4th Glass

Drink a glass of water an hour after lunch for better nutrients absorption

15:00 – 5th Glass

Drink a glass of water to freshen your mind.

17:00 – 6th Glass

Drink a glass of water to keep you satiated so that you won’t overeat during dinner.

20:00 – 7th Glass

Drink a glass of water an hour after dinner and before you shower to help lower your blood pressure.

22:00 – 8th Glass

Drink your last glass of water an hour before bedtime to aid in the cell renewal process during your sleep.

When your body is in a state of depleted energy, drinking water helps replenish your system and give it a fresh start for the rest of the day. It gets rid of lethargy and keeps you energized throughout.

Why do everyone seem to be advising us to increase our water intake? To be consistent with it? It’s because the human body is made up 70% water. We lose them through the activities we carry out daily hence they needed to be replaced accordingly.

One of the more popular ways of drinking water is by adding a slice of lemon in it.

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You can also squeeze half a lemon into warm water and mix it with honey for better taste. The best time to drink lemon water is in the morning. But why?

The vitamin C found in lemon helps fortify your immune system. It’s too acidic for your body to be taken on its own hence mixing it with water makes it ideal for healing, especially when you’re sick.

Lemon water also helps improve digestion and eliminate toxins out of your body. Your digestive system and liver have a positive reaction to fresh lemon water which aids the production of digestive enzymes. This in turns helps regulate your bowel movements and even increase your body’s metabolism.

Whether you like it plain or spruced up with lemon, water is essential to our sustenance. So, drink up and live on!

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