3 Common Mistakes We Make While Drinking Water

Today, we will talk about 3 mistakes you can make while drinking water. Let us dive right in.

Drinking Too Much Water

Is this possible? Yes, it is, especially when you force yourself to drink all this water without electrolytes that help you deal with this extra water. There are a lot of gurus that say you need to keep drinking and drinking a lot of water as that is the most important thing you can do. That’s fine, but you need to ask yourself, are you exercising, are you sweating, are you taking enough electrolytes, are you taking enough sea salt.

When you drink too much water, you can dilute electrolytes, specifically salt, and create a condition called hyponatremia. Hyponatremia happens when the concentration of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. So it is possible that drinking too much water can cause you to be dehydrated. We are not against drinking water, you just need to consume the right amount.

Drinking-Water Too Quickly

This is the least important point on the list, but it is still important here’s why.

Shot of a young man stopping for a drink of water while exploring the outdoors

When you drink water too fast, sometimes the sodium in your blood does not get the chance to help balance the fluid and that’s one of sodium’s jobs is to help balance fluid inside and outside the cell. So when you’re forcing too much fluid down your body, that creates some swelling, especially if it’s a lot of water.

What happens is that sodium will start going into the cell too fast, and you’ll be deficient outside the cell, which creates an imbalance situation. Be mindful next time you drink water, take your time and drink slowly.

Drinking Tap Water

Some people have the idea that drinking tap water directly is safe, but there are a lot of things found in tap water that are not safe. Not to mention the normal chlorine, fluoride but also glyphosate (an active ingredient in weed killers). You have chemicals that affect fertility, hormones, and the brain, and on top of that, there are a lot of nano-sized particles of plastics that you’re getting when you drink tap water. Our advice is to get a good filter to filter them out.

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