Our body made up about 65% of water, a vital and essential element for our health and survival. However, several accepted ideas must be revisited in order to benefit from it.
So, we have nine questions to ask you to judge your knowledge so choose between true and false!
During our rest, we should not drink water. True or false ?
FALSE. Simply because this ritual is even recommended to achieve its daily water needs of 6 to 8 drinks especially for people who forget to drink out of the meals according to Laurence Plumey, nutritionist.
More over, drinking water does not cause any disruption to the digestion of the food consumed until you do not abuse your carafe. Do not forget that drinking water during meals decreases your appetite, which seems to be adequate to lose or control your weight.
Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink water. True or false ?
TRUE. Indeed, waiting for you to feel thirst indicates that your body is in a dehydration phase as the receptors communicate a message to the “Need to drink” regulation center once the blood pressure begins to scaled down.
We lose a lot of water after each passage to the toilet so we must substitute this lack with glasses of water to drink regularly.
A tip: Always keep a bottle of water within your reach so as not to forget.
It is better to drink water in small quantities than to drink massively once. True or false ?
True. Indeed, our body requires an adequate rate of hydration throughout the day to ensure its essential functions for our survival especially as we go through alternative phases of rehydration and dehydration.
Dehydration results not only in the thirst felt but also in other crucial indicators (lack of energy and concentration, headaches, dizziness and others).
At a certain level of concentration, urine can be subject to infection and calculation so beware!
Cold drink is not good. True or false ?
TRUE. Water or any other cold drink can only make your teeth sensitive, irritate your throat and excite the digestive tract especially if you have had a gastric operation. Indeed, the water that passes into the stomach without it heating up causes discomfort in the small intestine.
Drinking too much water leads to the preservation of water in our body. True or false ?
FALSE. As long as our liver is in good working order, our body has the ability to align with our drinking rhythm ensuring a good level of water in the body.
On the other hand, water retention is caused by any venous / cardiac insufficiency or a kidney problem.
“The retention phenomenon is linking to the onset of venous insufficiency, or, more rarely, to the onset of heart failure or a kidney problem,” says the nutritionist. The fluid then passes from the blood vessels into the tissues where it stagnates and generates edema. ”
Children and old people should drink more water than adults. True or false ?
We admit that this is a fairly critical age category, but that does not lead to the conclusion that they must drink too much. However, they must maintain the same rhythm as adults while ensuring that they drink this volume because any probability of dehydration can cause serious concerns about children’s health (weakness of the vital organs) and the elderly Abnormal blood pressure).
Have them reminded regularly to drink water especially when it’s hot!