Water is vital to our bodies for various reasons such as keeping us hydrated, helps reduce overeating and it helps burn extra calories in our body. However, there are instances that demand low or no taking water. Experts have raised concerns about people becoming more addicted to drinking water and are labeled as “aquaholics”. Here are instances to avoid taking water:
When urine is clear
Clear urine is an indication that you have reached the optimal hydration status and thus should cut on the water intake.
After Eating a Big Meal
Taking water before a meal is the best ways to ensure you naturally eat small portions of food as the fluid takes space first in your stomach. However, drinking too much water before and after a heavy meal can lead to discomfort by making you feel more bloated.
Avoid taking flavored water as sweeteners are associated with increased hunger levels and some, studies indicate they lead to weight gain. You can alternatively add natural flavors to the tap water by adding herbs, watermelon, berries lime, cucumber lemon.
During Intense workout
Sweating makes, the bodies lose electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. Profuse sweating needs replacement of such crucial nutrients that are not found in plain water. Instead of sugary sports drinks, you can replace it with coconut water, which contains many calories as well as vitamin C, sodium, magnesium and potassium.
In between meals
Taking water in between meals interfere with the digestive system by diluting the digestive juices released to digest your food hindering the food breakdown. The undigested food will leak to your system when being absorbed through the stomach walls leading to acid reflux and heartburn. Drinking water in between meals can also lead to a surge in the insulin levels leading to high-fat storage in the body.
Chugging enough to Dilute body salts
Drinking too much help can put your health at risk when you drink enough water to dilute the body’s natural balance of salt leading to having too low sodium bringing a condition called hyponatremia.