Did you know that cardiologists have determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.
If you drink 1 glass of water before going to bed, you might avoid a stroke or heart attack! Most of us don’t want to drink anything before going to bed, hoping to avoid getting up during night to urinate.
However, gravity holds water (fluid) in the lower part of our bodies when we are upright-then legs & feet swell.
When we lie down and the lower body is at the same level as the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. Water helps flush toxins out of your body.
Drinking water at bedtime will help prevent night time leg cramps. Our muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp, and Charlie Horses wake us up.
2 glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs. 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion. 1 glass of water before taking a bath help lower blood pressure.
Submitted by retired Registered Nurses, Linda Grindahl (OSLC) and Karla Castellanos (Zion)
Reference: Mayo Clinic Newsletter