Many people think that it’s good to drink water as much as possible, and they force their body to accept a large amount of water within a short period of time. This damages to kidneys and can cause hypertension patients at risk.
Water is very important with the body. Human can survive without foods in 3 weeks, but only survive without water in 3 days. Water accounted for approximately 70% body weight, 65-75% muscle weight, 50% fat weight, 50% bones weight.
If people don’t drink enough water, the function of cells and organs will be disordered. When kidneys are weaker, they are incapable of fulfilling the duties, which cause the body to accumulate toxins. People who regularly don’t drink enough water usually get dry skin, brittle hair, fatigue, headache, constipation, renal stone formation.
However, some people mistake recommendations to strengthen drinking water. They think that drinking water is as much as possible and it will enhance to give the toxic waste out of the body. In fact, it put unnecessary burden on your cardiovascular system and your kidneys by ingesting unnecessary water. Enclosed with wasting metabolic products, toxic substances, the body also waste nutrients and trace elements as large amount of water put into. Specially, drinking plenty of water is really dangerous with hypertension patients.
When the circulatory system becomes diluted with excess water, the concentration of electrolytes in the blood will drop relative to the concentration of electrolytes in cells. In an effort to maintain an equal balance of electrolytes between your blood and your cells, water will seep into cells from blood, which cause cells to swell.
How much water should you drink to best support your health?
The answer depends on your unique circumstances, including your diet, exercise habits and environment.
As a general rule, most people can stick to the following recommendation:
30ml x kg body weight = ml per day
The total is from 2 to 2.5 liters, which is included all drinks put into the body such as tea, coffee, juice, and water in foods.
You should drink water slowly with small sips, not exceed 150-200 ml each time. Before meals about 15-40 minutes, you should drink a little water because water is served from the stomach after 10-15 minutes, into the small intestine and entered the bloodstream. Don’t drink water right after meals, it’s better after 30-40 minutes, in order to avoid dilution or reduction of enzyme activity.