Drinking Water Reduces Indigestion and Constipation
Winter is almost upon us. Temperatures have dropped significantly over the past few days in Gauteng, and many may feel less thirty and therefore drink less water. That can be a big mistake.
As winter sets in some types of food, like salads, also taste cold so most people may tend to eat more solid foods – like cooked vegetables or vegetable soups. Then there are those comfort-giving warm foods that are also regarded as not good for the body, such as the carbohydrates and sugar.
Sugar according to food experts sets you up for heart disease. It is said that sugar, more than fats, damage the heart and arteries increasing chances of cardiovascular diseases and heart attack. .
And then there is the second culprit, carbohydrates, especially processed carbohydrates that get 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 will help you digest food more effectively and get the most out of your meals.
Water prevents constipation
Water improves digestion. 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 also maintain that your water intake is critical to improve bowel movements in addition to eating food that is high in fibre.
Should it happen that you are already constipated, drinking water also helps ease the symptoms, they say.
Water improves nutrient absorption
After the food has been broken down, water helps dissolve vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from the food which in turn get delivered to the rest of your body.
So, be assured that your City delivers clean good quality water, so drink up!