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Top 5 moments you SHOULDN’T drink water

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Water isn’t always good for you…

Drinking a lot of water isn’t a bad thing, generally speaking. In fact, to drink enough of it is important for both the inside and the outside of your body. That’s because you need a sufficient amount of moisture to make sure all of the processes in your body (like your digestion, for example) run smoothly.
But in these exceptional cases it’s better to leave that glass of water to the side.

1. When you’ve already had a lot of water

Because, yes, there is such a thing as drinking too much water. When you drink too much of the clear liquid, you can disturb the balance of the natural salt in your body. This can cause a sodium deficiency, which can lead to headaches, nausea and even epileptic seizures.

2. When your urine is transparent

So, how can you tell if you’ve drunk enough water? Right; by going to the toilet. The color of your urine is an excellent indicator that tells you if you should drink more or perhaps less water. Is your urine a pale yellow color? That means you’re optimally hydrated; keep up the good work! If your urine is a dark yellow color it’s high time to have another glass of water (or two). Is your urine transparent? That’s a clear sign to stop drinking.

3. When you’ve just had a big meal

Have you just had a big meal? Then it’s best to refrain from drinking water for a little while. Water fills the stomach, which can make your stomach feel bloated if you drink it directly after eating a lot of food. Rather, wait until your food has settled down a bit before drinking that glass of water.

4. When you’re exercising intensely

When you sweat, you lose sodium and potassium. Both of these are very important, which means you need to replenish them. You won’t find them in regular tap water or spring water, though. Luckily, the wonder of coconut water exists: it contains everything you need after an intense workout. You could also drink mineral water, because this contains more salt than spring water.

5. When it’s sweetened

Sure, regular water can be a bit boring. But when you add all kinds of flavors you run the risk of actually consuming a lot more sugar than you want. Every bottle of flavored water you can buy in the supermarket has gotten that particular flavor through the use of sugar or sweeteners. So, before you buy anything, you should always read the label.

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