Do you drink enough water?
From 1 pm to 6 pm on a Friday afternoon with information about nutrition. Water cooler with or without filtration. We love it! Drs. Anna M. Kruyswijk van der Heijden is a doctor and founder of Your Nutrition. She teaches courses at Healing Space and conducts research into nutrition and health. So a super interesting lady. Someone who does not let himself be dragged into hypes but will only claim something on the basis of thorough research combined with common sense. Finally a rock in the surf in the tangle of information. One of the subjects that Anna recently discussed was about the use of water. Drinking water to be specific.
As I said earlier, I am someone of the extremes. When I have heard somewhere that something is good for me, I want a lot of it. But unfortunately. With everything that 'too' stands for, you ultimately end up with your body. That is exactly the same with water. 'If you drink 20 liters a day, then you poison the body and it will end soon', says Anna. Can you go to the toilet faster if you drink lukewarm water. Why do I have to pee so often. But how do I know how much water a day is needed for my body? "I have a formula for that. Count 30 ml of water per day per kilogram of body weight. Converted quickly. I weigh 60 kg. 0.030 x 60 = 1.8 liters of water. Oops. After a day of keeping track of what I drink, I'll end up with about 3.5 liters. What happens to moisture through my system? I think 1.5 water, 0.3 liters of coffee and 1.5 liters of tea. In fact, I can not be more than half an hour away from a toilet. Not convenient.
Truth about drinking water. Anna tests the hydration for all students. She grasps a fold of skin on the top of the right hand. 'If the skin quickly tightens after letting go of the skin you drink enough. I keep counting on the crease to drink more water '. Nice tip and easy to apply. As far as hydration is concerned, it is my mustache. Drinking 3.5 liters of water every day in combination with half a hand cream per week will take you a long way with this measurement. Anna also makes a distinction between drinking tea and pure water. 'Herbal or green tea is water with herbs added to it. These herbs have a specific effect on the body. That is why you can not replace drinking water with tea. That can be done in half '.