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96% People Drink Water the Wrong Way. You must know!

96% People Drink Water the Wrong Way! First Question how to drink water ? Water is the most essential and basic part of human life and one can’t survive without water. Water is important for our body because our 70% body made with water and it keeps us hydrated and healthy and without water, we never imagine our life.  

This transparent heavenly liquid is life savior but you will be surprised to know that 96% of people drinking water in the wrong way. You have heard million times drink plenty of water in a day or an empty stomach which is also necessary but all is going into ruin.

Sometimes you feel a headache, migraine, stomach disturbance for no reason but you don’t know that drinking water the wrong way can be also a reason for these troubles and people keep drinking in the same manner without any knowledge and suggest others also to do so.  

Now don’t roll your eyes, if you want to know the exact way to drink water so that it can provide only benefits then read this article till the end. Here we will tell about some reasons which tell that you are drinking water the wrong way, also we will describe the right way as well.    

So let’s take a closer look at these reasons:

1. Drinking Water Before and After a Meal:

Drinking water just before and after a meal is one of the biggest mistakes which people do commonly and think that they are doing right. Now let’s see it via scientifically, when we eat food then instantly the gastric juices starts their work to digest the food, drinking water just after the meal lower the procedure and that’s why sometimes you feel bloated.

The undigested food never releases the proper nutrients and minerals so your body remains unable to get these.  Just like that whenever you feel much hunger and ready for your lunch or dinner and then drinking water decreases the intense desire of hunger. 

If you are habitual of drinking water before or after a meal then you can take a sip or just keep water for 1 minute in your mouth then spit it but don’t drink 1 glass of half glass of water, both are wrong ways.

[Also Read: 7 Reasons Why You should Never Drink Bottled Water Again]

2. Frequently Gulping the Water:

This is also the most doing mistake and the wrong way to drinking water. Why are you always in hurry, people don’t drink water they are gulping it and they don’t know that this way can harm their health.

As you know that our stomach releases acidic property which helps for digestion and maintains the balance of your bowel system. Your mouth salvia also helps your stomach for digestion and when you drink water frequently, enough salvia can’t reach to your system. That’s why after gulping water you feel acidity, gas and bloating and it is also a major reason for weight gain.

People drink plenty of water in a day for weight loss but gulping will definitely do the opposite of that, so drink water slowly and calmly and take small sips whenever you drink.  

3. Drinking Cold Water:

Chilled or cold water can also harm your body. Whenever you come from outside or normally drink cold water it shrinks your blood vessels and also you feel a sore throat. It also causes joint pain and become a barrier for the system to break the food into different proportions.

Drinking chilled water can be harmful for your heart; it can lower the blood pressure as well as the heartbeat. So always drink water on the room temperature whether in summers, never add extra ice or never drink directly from the fridge.

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4. Drinking Excess Water:

You have heard or told by many people that drink much water as much as possible in a day whether you feel thirsty or not. But you are totally wrong again, drinking excess water without wish or thirst can harm you’re your health.

Drinking too much water dilutes the important electrolytes and sodium in your body which creates a fluid imbalance in your body that can cause cell swelling and this will never going to help for detoxification, you will only feel like pee again and again.

5. Drinking Water in a Standing Position:

Drinking water in the standing position is a very wrong way to drink water and you will see people drink water while they are walking or running maybe you are also one of them.

When you drink water during jogging or while standing, then your body is not in a comfortable position and your kidneys can’t filter the water properly. When your muscles are not relaxed they become unable to digest the fluid properly.  

Also, drinking water in a standing posture can cause arthritis and severe joint pain unnecessarily.  So always drink water in a sitting position and drink it slowly.

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When to Drink Water:

First of all, always drink whenever you feel thirsty. The morning time is the best time to drink water because this time your salvia is more active and help to neutralize the stomach acid. Drink before brushing your teeth.

Keep at least 1-hour gap before and after a meal of drinking water.

How much Water you should Drink:

Deciding the water quantity is different for every person which depends on person’s weight, physic type, working manner etc. So it would be good if let your body decide the quantity but for 2 to 3 liters water is enough in one day.

[Also Read: 10 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water Daily]

The Best Utensil for Drinking Water:

Drinking water in the copper utensil is most worthy. Try to avoid plastic bottles and other plastic utensils. A copper utensil multiply the water benefits and if will provide many effective benefits to your body.


We hope that this article and information will help you to improve your habits regarding drinking water. Water is the most precious gift of nature and a panacea for many health issues and troubles.       

Only drinking water in a proper way can do a miraculous job, so follow these instructions step by step and please tell us if you get those benefits.    


Dr Maria

MD Board Certified physician 8 years of experience in health care Former Naturopath at UK Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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