Water is a vital part of your diet, but most of us don’t get enough of it. We drink coffee, soda, energy drinks, and other beverages to keep us hydrated, often neglecting water because of its plain taste. If you’re trying to add more water to your day but still get tempted by other drinks, then you can start by drinking a glass of water at certain times during the day. Times where you get the most health and hydration benefits from a simple glass of h2o.
Here’s a list of the best times to drink water during the day and why these times are so important.
First thing in the morning
As soon as you wake up in the morning, the best thing you can do is guzzle down a glass of water. Your body will need rehydrating after several hours without food and drink, and a glass of water helps to get everything moving again. Water is great for waking you up in the morning and is also good for your skin and digestion when you drink it first thing on an empty stomach.
Before each meal
You’ve already drunk your early morning water before you have breakfast, and you should do the same for your other meals throughout the day, too. Drinking before eating hydrates the mouth, esophagus, and stomach so that it’s prepared for the food it’s about to digest. Water also increases feelings of fullness, making you less likely to overeat, which is great if you’re trying to improve your portion control.
When you feel like snacking
If you feel like eating between meals, it might just be that you’re thirsty rather than hungry. Craving sweet treats can especially be a sign of this. When you feel like snacking, drink a glass of water first and then decide whether you still need to eat something or not.
Before you go to bed
It’s important to make sure you’re hydrated before you go to bed since you’re not going to be drinking for the next 6 – 9 hours. But, at the same time, you don’t want to be up in the night needing the toilet. Drink a glass of water one hour before going to bed to optimize hydration and comfort at night.
Even if you start by adding one or two extra cups of water to your day, it’s a step in the right direction. Want to make sure you always have fresh, delicious water available? Mountain Park Spring Water can provide you with an efficient spring water delivery service for your home or office. Get in touch today for delivery around Kernersville, Winston Salem, High point, and Greensboro.