A lot of research has been done on the importance of drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated and some of the best times to maximize the benefits. There are those who also claim that there is not enough real evidence to support the benefits of water helping lower blood pressure or preventing strokes or heart attacks.
Many also state that as a rule of thumb, if you drink at least 8 glasses each day you can keep your body at a healthy hydration level. The claims below are grounds for much debate, but the bottom line is “keep yourself hydrated”, what ever that takes. It’s not a fast formula for all to drink X amount of water each day. In fact there are many who say that by eating a nutrient water dense food diet of fruits and vegetables will enable you to need far less water each day. Even maybe a glass or two. Listen to your body.
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