Drinking water is basically possible throughout the day. Drink plenty of clean water. But with a few Ayurvedic water drinking tips you can manage your water consumption a little better. Did you know, for example, that your digestive system is triggered by drinking water that has boiled for 20 minutes?
Drinking water boring? Then you do not yet know these Ayurvedic tips! Ayurveda is described as a mother of medicine as a 5000 year old system. However, you can also see Ayurveda as 'art of living' because it is a complete approach for taking care of body and mind. It is a universal system that is becoming increasingly popular in the West. Within Ayurveda it is assumed that you as a person are naturally healthy and happy. However, influences from your environment and your lifestyle can bring you out of balance. Drink plenty of water, give the body what it needs.
Drs. Anna M. Kruyswijk van der Heijden * believes in a personal nutrition plan based on your blood group and dosha (Vata, Pita or Kapha), from Ayurveda. "When we talk about the use of water, Ayurveda plays a role. Just after getting up, your digestive system needs a boost to get started. Pita energy (also comparable to 'fire' or 'tiger') is needed to stir up the fire. Let water boil for 10-20 minutes in a pan. So you add extra heat and you stimulate the Pita energy in the body. How often do you repeat this ritual in the morning? Do it as long as you think about it. If we continued to apply all health rituals constantly, you will no longer be able to work. Drinking boiled water can also be anytime of the day. Just when you need it. By the way, avoid drinking large quantities during the meal. This disturbs the digestion. This is an important message especially for Vata types. Why you must drink water when you get up in the morning. They do well to drink small sips of hot water or hot (herbal) tea. Vary with types of herbal tea. The herbs have a different effect on the organs. That way you'll let them all get their money ".
Perhaps a misunderstanding can arise in the distinction between water and liquid food. Anna recommends dividing your personal amount of water into half green or herbal tea and half pure water. In addition, 1 freshly squeezed glass of vegetable juice is recommended. Try to minimize coffee, black tea and other caffeine-containing beverages to 1-3 cups per day. And alcohol - and preferably red wine - even to only a few times a week. Milk and buttermilk are missing from Anna's list when it comes to moisture. "I see these products as liquid food. Not just as moisture for the body. Drinking 1 liter of milk per day is a large amount of food. A healthy alternative to dairy products is, for example, nut or cereal milk ".
There is a simple test with which you can check if you drink enough water. Grasp a skin fold on the top of the right hand. 'If the skin quickly tightens after letting go of the skin you drink enough. What does water for your skin. If the fold remains, I recommend drinking more water. '