As a rule of thumb, if you drink at least 8 glasses each day you can keep your body at a healthy hydration level.
Roger Drummer talks about the benefits of drinking water has on the heart in the short video below.
The best times to drink water according to a cardiac specialist:
- 2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs (adding some lemon juice is beneficial)
- 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 – helps prevent stroke or heart attack
A friend of mine’s physician told her that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps as your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they wake you up with a cramp.
Research Source: Oxford Journals