I recently received an email from one of my favorite people on the planet, Deanna Waters. Deanna and Dave (click here to link to their blog) received forwarded information from an unnamed “cardiac specialist” which listed the ‘correct’ times to drink water. So we put the question to Sue Ward, Certified Nutritionist, and here’s what she recommends:
- 1 glass of water upon rising (we recommend room temperature water with the juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon with a few shakes of cayenne pepper)
- Plenty of water throughout the day (especially in hot weather or when exercising)
- Limit water with meals (too much water with a meal or too close to a meal may interfere with or dilute digestive enzymes)
The bottom line is, not enough water will always be a problem to all body systems. Chronic dehydration is a big problem. It is MUCH more important to be sure you take in enough water than it is to worry about scheduling drinks at a specific time.
We also recommend drinking pure water (filtered tap water is our first choice) and a Reverse Osmosis filter would be a good choice (be sure to add ¼ teaspoon of Unrefined Celtic Salt or Himalayan salt per gallon to put back some essential minerals).
And for those of you who read your way to good health, we recommend Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Dr. Batmanghelidj.