There is no denying how important water is to our body. Every cells and organs in our body need water to function. Water is vital as our body contain 60% to 70% of water.
You need to drink enough water to ensure that there is sufficient water for your organs to function, as well as enough water to flush out the toxins from your system, and out of your body. Water does so much more than just keeping the skin hydrated and preventing wrinkling. Water acts as a transporter due to its fluid nature. It contains oxygen, absorbs minerals and nutrients, and carries them throughout our body to where it is needed. Lack of water can also affect your kidney and digestive system, leading to problems such as constipation, stomach ulcers and kidney stones. On top of all that, if your body is dehydrated, it can develop into causing bad breath due to bacteria overgrowth in your mouth! Nobody want’s that!
"Water is the foundation of a healthy body"
Surprisingly, there is apparently a relationship between overeating and dehydration! When your body is dehydrated, your body confuses hunger for thirst. A dehydrated liver tends to overwork the body, hence causing the body to feel weak believing it needs to stock up on energy; hence the constant need to snack and overeating. It all makes sense now, doesn’t it?
Now, drinking plenty of water daily could be a hard work for many. If you are one of those who struggle to drink water because of the taste; hear me out. I know, water is not exactly tasty and in fact, for a while, I believed plain water would make me bloat. But as they say, keep your eyes on the prize. Do it for your body. Do it for your health and well-being. Start taking water regularly, in small amounts. Over time, your body (and taste buds) will get used to the taste of water. I did it, so can you!
"Remember, Healthy Body, Happy Life!"
Okay, since this is the fasting month, how can we make sure we drink enough water? Given the limited hours we have to drink, minus our sleep time, let’s try to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day for a start (that’s around 250ml per cup). Below is a great schedule to keep to, if you need help to ensure sufficient water intake daily. You're welcome!
1 glass at the times below:
- Immediately after maghrib prayer, when breaking your fast.
- After performing maghrib prayer.
- After having your dinner meal.
- After performing Isya’ prayer.
- After performing your Tarawih prayers.
- Before going to sleep.
- Immediately when you wake up for Suhur.
- When having your Sahur.
So let’s do our best to stay hydrated by drinking enough water. We most definitely need enough water to help us beat the heat everyday anyways, so drink up!