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Why it is better to drink ordinary water instead of tea in winter: doctors named five reasons

Date: June 8, 2023 Time: 11:37:41

Drink plain water at room temperature.


– In cold weather, thirst is not felt so clearly, but the body’s need for fluid does not decrease, – explains the head of the department of outpatient geriatrics of the Russian Clinical and Gerontological Research Center of the Russian National Research Medical University . NI Pirogov of the Ministry of Health of Russia, geriatrician, candidate of medical sciences Natalya Sharashkina. – It also affects the dry air in the room due to heating devices. Therefore, in winter it is very important to consume enough fluids. On average, it is recommended to drink 1.5-2 liters or 30 ml per 1 kg of body weight per day.

– You just need to drink plain water at room temperature, – says our permanent expert, nutritionist Lyudmila Denisenko. – After all, most drinks (tea, especially herbal tea, coffee) have a diuretic effect, which means that they contribute to the elimination of water in greater quantities. And the water balance must be replenished, otherwise the body will begin to suffer at the cellular level.

Here are some facts in favor of why we need so much water not only in summer, but also in winter.

1. Hydration of the mucous membranes.

The first barrier on the way of viruses to our body is the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth – mucosal immunity. If they lack moisture (indoor air too dry and lack of water), they become permeable, vulnerable to virus attack.

2. Fight against poisoning.

Remember the advice: if you get sick, drink more fruit drinks, warm water, teas. All this is necessary in order to more effectively cleanse the body of toxins left behind by viruses. The more we drink, the more we go to the bathroom: with urine, everything bad is eliminated through the kidneys.

3. Water against pressure and allergies.

Water is needed to “thin” the blood. This, of course, is a very superficial description of a complex physiological process, but the fact is that when there is a lack of water, the blood thickens, the heart hardly pushes it through the vessels (by the way, they also need water). for elasticity), and especially small capillaries. This means that the pressure rises, there is a risk of heart attacks… Sufficient water intake normalizes the pressure over time.

Another important point: with a lack of water, the production of histamine increases. We know it as a substance responsible for an allergic reaction. But in fact, it also regulates other physiological processes in the body. In particular, it begins to correctly distribute the remaining water in the body in a way that will be more reasonable and better. But the fact is that an excess of histamine triggers allergies. That is why it is very important that allergy sufferers and asthmatics drink more water.

4. Necessary for joints.

The occurrence of arthrosis, osteochondrosis is also indirectly affected by the constant lack of water. After all, if the cartilage tissue does not receive enough water and oxygen from the blood, and therefore nutrients, it wears out faster. And let’s remember that thick blood passes worse through small capillaries. Also, water keeps muscles in good shape. This means that the risk of falls, fractures is reduced, because with well-functioning joints and muscles it is easier to maintain balance on the ice.

5. For skin hydration.

Winter cold and strong winds can cause reddening of the skin. Especially if you are dehydrated, dry and therefore prone to irritation. It has long been proven that water stimulates metabolic processes, including in the skin, it is responsible for normal collagen production and proper hydration. So if you don’t want your skin to get irritated in winter, drink up!


What if you don’t feel like drinking?

If it seems to you that you do not feel like drinking at all and “why would I force myself”, listen to the arguments of doctors and scientists: the feeling of thirst in people with constant “little drinking” becomes deaf, that is, people don’t realize they want to drink. And the longer this condition lasts, the greater the chronic dehydration. With age, because of this, various problems are aggravated: frequent colds, problems with joints, kidneys, etc.

– Dry mouth is the last sign of dehydration, – explains Lyudmila Denisenko. – But the body can suffer from lack of water even when you don’t have that feeling. Therefore, you need to “get used to” the water. 2-3 sips every hour or two. Half a glass in the morning and half an hour before meals. Before the walk. And it is especially important – before any physical activity, including washing the floors. In general, he begins to perceive water as a medicine. Especially since that’s the way things are.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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