Benefits Of Drinking Water – An Ayurvedic Approach
By Vignesh Devraj
8 glasses of water a day keeps the doctor away. It may not rhyme well, but the significance of hydration is a known factor. Water, the colorless liquid composed of Hydrogen & Oxygen is an integral part of life although it supplies no calories. The fundamental rule of health and nutrition is Complete Hydration. The physical health and mental health of an individual are affected by hydration. The proportion of water in a human body is tallied to be 60-70%. Even though the water lacks calories or fats, it does have nutritional exemptions. Mineral and Springwater, which are derived from underground reservoirs and springs, can furnish nutrients in the form of minerals like calcium and magnesium. More than basic body hydration, this colorless liquid does enact some major miracles to our body and its disorders. From the skin to the internal organs, in every major and minor channel and tissue of the body, water has an important part to play in a healthy wealthy journey.
Thinking Of Those Benefits?
- Improves memory
- Control mood swings
- Weight maintenance
- Prevent constipation
- The urinary system and its functioning are overseen and maintained.
- Staves off acne and pimples on the skin.
- Cultivates healthy and younger skin.
- Lessen the risk of being prone to diseases.
Let Us See What Ayurveda Has To Tell Us
Jivana (water), the essence of life, the elixir of life. One of the major constituents of all life forms is water, in different colors, volumes, and forms. The theory on the Pancha Mahabhuta defines the basics of our body nature and Jala Mahabhuta (Water) is one among them. According to Ayurvedic perception, jala is considered to be the JEEVA. According to Ayurveda, water is categorized according to its benefits and purposes. Gangambu (Rainwater), Samudrambu ( Seawater), Dushtajala ( Contaminated water), Nadi Jala (River water), Sheeta Jala (Coldwater), Ushna Ujala (Hot water), Narikelodaka (Coconut water), etc are some of its classifications.
Each type of water after proper purification is used for several medicinal practices. In many Pathya (diet regimens), the state of water (hot/cold/heated and cooled/medicated) is mentioned specifically. Such indications can enhance the windfalls of both medication and fitness. The acharyas suggest that drinking water affects your health by the way you choose to savor it. Being a universal chemical solvent or chemical energy, water is crucial for nutrition and maintaining life.
METHODS OF DRINKING WATER
The way you choose to drink the water can also affect your overall health.
- Rather than standing, sit down to drink water.
- Chugging all the water at once can be avoided.
- Warm water or room temperature water is implied for drinking daily.
- Drink water when your body asks for it and try to know the reminder given by the body when it feels thirsty.
- The first thing in the morning to intake must be water.
- Store water in silver or copper vessels and drink water from them.
HOW ABOUT SOME HERBAL DRINK
The universal chemical solvent exists in the body as plasma, nasal secretion, fluids, sweat, urine, cytoplasm, serum, etc, therefore, to maintain life, for the absorption of nutrients, water is an indispensable part. The survival and replication of cells are at stake without proper hydration. But we feel bored of this odorless, flavorless, and colorless liquid that we intake in bulk every day. Since water is an essential factor, how about hydration being more effective?
Let’s medicate the water!
Coconut water is high in potassium and low in calories and alleviates kidney stones and furnishes healthier skin and supple hydration. Also, coconut water is the best replacement for flavored and added sugar sports drinks or energy drinks as it is free of fat and cholesterol and provides good stamina and energy.
ALOE VERA DRINK
The consumption of aloe vera juice can help us to cure a wide range of digestive disorders including poor digestion, constipation, acidity, etc. Aloe vera being a high antioxidant load helps to have better metabolism, good skin, regular menstruation in women, etc.
A small piece of grated ginger in daily warm water is very beneficial. It helps in digestion, has antifungal and antimicrobial properties that can demolish infections in the body, deliver supple hydration, clear sound etc.
Soak 8-10 granules of fenugreek overnight in your daily water. Fenugreek resources in weight loss supervise menstruation in women, good digestion, and prevent constipation and burning sensations in the trunk. It also helps in the lowering of diabetes and cholesterol levels.
Consuming jeera water hydrates our body, helps in the management of diabetes mellitus, curtails the risk of cancer, and prevents inflammation and obesity. It also plays a major role in increasing metabolic rate and fat burning thereby aiding weight loss. Being a comprehensive package of antioxidants and low calories, it ameliorates acidity and provides glowing skin and healthy hair.
Lemon is a significant source of vitamin C and it helps our body in many ways. Lemon provides hydration, proper digestion, weight loss, deters kidney stones, etc. But being a rich source of citrus, it can also have hostile effects and hence, regular drinking of lemon water is not advised as it causes oxidation of cells, enamel erosion, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and other gastroesophageal reflux symptoms as well.
A pinch of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, tulsi, lemon, ajwain etc altogether can be infused into your daily dose of water. At least one glass of this herbal drink every day can deliver you a healthy body and vital functioning of all systems. Moreover, all kinds of major and minor diseases that occur due to improper hydration and lack of antioxidants and other nutrients can be thus prevented.
LET’S SUM UP
To conclude, let’s just say that water is an integral component of our life. Even in the last moment of breath, every soul demands a last drop of water. From the colostrum to the last drop of water, the whole journey and growth of the human body depend on water. Irrespective of age, every individual must have good hydration every day. Not only for humans, but all the major and minor organisms in this universe, water is an essential factor in survival.
So let’s stay hydrated and prevent early diseases and health disorders.