Ancient Ayurveda has numerous theories regarding tips to drink water which have been followed over centuries. We have already known how essential water is to human life, here are some handy yet important Ayurvedic tips to drink water.
1. Sit Down to Drink Water Rather than Standing
By sitting and drinking, your muscles and nervous system is much more relaxed and helps the nerves to digest food and other fluids easily
2. Avoid Chugging All the Water at Once
According to Ayurvedic expert, Dr. Akhilesh Sharma, "there are three doshas in the body - vata, pitta and kapha, and how you consume water must be in accordance with these doshas. People with vata prakruti should drink water only one hour after eating a meal. This will help their food digest in a better way. People with pitta prakruti can have small sips during meals to start their digestion process early and people with kapha prakurti should have water before taking meals so that they feel full and not eat more. This will help them lose weight
3. Drink Room Temperature water, Warm is Even Better
Cold water decreases the blood supply to various organs of the body further leading to constipation. Drinking tepid water can help in proper digestion and metabolism that promotes weight loss, relieves bloating and pain.
4. Drink Only When You are Thirsty
Every person has a different body, hence, drinking the same amount of water cannot be recommended to everybody. The body cannot absorb too much water intake; therefore it is imperative to know the thirst cues your body gives you.
5. Drink Water First Thing in the Morning
It helps get rid of many diseases in the body. Drinking water in the morning helps in flushing all the toxins in the body and cleanses your intestines.
6. Drink Water Stored in Silver and Copper Vessels
Water in the silver vessel has the power to remove free radicals from the body and gives a cooling effect in the intestines and smoothens the process of digestion.