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Mayo Clinic On Drinking Water

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Many of you may have seen this information before...............if so it is a good reminder. If you haven't seen it, the information is excellent.

A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.

Good thing to know. From The Mayo Clinic: How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night?

Heart Attack and Water: Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. Interesting..........

Something else I didn't know.........I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time.

Answer from my Cardiologist: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs, etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body.

Correct time to drink water: Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

2 cups of water after waking up---helps activate internal organs

1 cup of water 30 minutes before a meal---if you are attempting to lose weight, it can help you to feel full so that you do not eat as much. It also helps with digestion.

1 cup of water before taking a bath---this helps lower blood pressure.

1 cup of water before going to bed---helps to avoid stroke or heart attack. Water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

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