Temperatures have dropped significantly over the past weeks as winter rears its head and it may be easy to forget to drink water. Big mistake!
As winter sets in some types of foods, like salads, seem to taste cold so many of us tend to eat more solid foods, like cooked vegetables or vegetable soups. Then there are those comfort warming foods – also a big enemy of the body, like carbohydrates and sugar.
Sugar, say experts, sets you up for heart disease. It is said that ‘sugar more than fats damage your heart and arteries, increasing your chances of cardiovascular diseases and heart attack’. Scary!
Then there is the second culprit – carbohydrates- especially processed carbohydrates that are converted into glucose or sugar during digestion.
Water to the rescue
Contrary to what some believe, experts confirm drinking water before, during, and after a meal will help your body break down the food you eat more easily. This helps in the digestion of food more effectively and so you get the most out of your meals.
Water prevents constipation
Your body adapts to changes in the consistency of food and stomach contents, whether more solid or more liquid. So, taking more water before, during and after eating prevents indigestion.
Health specialists maintain that water intake is critical to improve bowel movements in addition to eating food that is high in fibre.
Water improves nutrient absorption
After food is broken down, water helps dissolve vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from the food to be delivered to the rest of your body.
So, be assured that your City delivers clean good quality water, so drink up!