(AscendHealthy.com) – Drinking water has long been touted as one of the best ways to stay healthy and remove toxins from the body. But did you know you can actually drink your way to a better level of health? With the right Ayurvedic tips, it’s really possible to add to the already great benefits of drinking water.
Use Ayurvedic Tips to Drink Water for a Better Level of Health.
Tip #1: Sit, Don’t Stand, When Drinking Water
Anytime you’re drinking water, you should be sitting down. You’re more relaxed that way, and the natural processes of the body aren’t being disrupted. Kidneys regulate their filtration process better when the body is in a seated position. This makes it easier for the body to handle the water that’s being consumed — and send it where it needs to go. Keeping the body’s fluid balance even and normal is a great way to promote health.
Tip #2: Choose Room Temperature or Warm Water
Cold water slows down digestion and can decrease the supply of blood being sent to various organs and systems. By choosing to drink water at room temperature or higher, the blood flow isn’t disrupted. That can also mean that cholesterol levels stay down and the arteries stay clearer. Additionally, warm water boosts metabolism, potentially leading to weight loss and a lower risk of bloating and discomfort.
Tip #3: Sip, Don’t Chug, Water for Better Health
Chugging a big glass of water isn’t good for the body. According to Ayurvedic principles, taking small sips throughout the day is the best way to consume water. There are three ways that water should be consumed at meals, as well:
- With small sips throughout the start of the meal.
- Before meals to reduce food volume.
- After a meal, instead of before or during it.
But chugging big volumes of water at any one time is definitely out.
Tip #4: Store Water in Copper or Silver Vessels
Copper and silver vessels positively charge the water, making it healthier for the body to absorb. There are many antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties in copper, and silver can remove free radicals throughout the body. Both of these kinds of vessels can be good choices for anyone who wants to drink more water and make healthier choices in their life. Smoothing out the digestive process is another benefit of these vessels, which can contribute to feeling better, overall.
Tip #5: Only Drink Water When You Feel Thirsty
There are plenty of articles that say you should drink a certain amount of water every day. But Ayurvedic medicine doesn’t agree with that information. Instead, it’s suggested that people should only drink water when they’re actually thirsty. Since each person is different, drinking when they’re thirsty is the right way for them to get the amount of water they need for proper health and good digestion. Paying attention to thirst cues helps with that.
Tip #6: Drink Water Right When You Wake Up
Drinking water first thing in the morning can help flush toxins from the body and improve digestion, according to Ayurvedic practice. It can also cleanse the intestines and boost metabolism, which gives the body a “jump-start” on energy and focus to start the day. But remember to sip, not chug, and not to walk around drinking water while getting ready in the morning.
While it’s not necessary to follow all the Ayurvedic practices if that’s not your style, you’ll definitely want to consider following their advice about drinking water. With the tips provided here, you can focus on consuming water in ways that are healthier and easier on your body, so you can have the best opportunity for good health and happiness in the present and into the future.
~Here’s to Your Healthy Ascension
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