drinking water while standing

Disadvantages Of Drinking Water While Standing

“Sit down while drinking water,” is the common phrase we’re hearing from our parents since ages now. It feels annoying and irritating that they always have too many things to say!

Well, you better listen to them now because there are numerous health hazards if you drink water while standing.

Impact On Kidneys

When we drink water while standing, it flows with a great volume down the food canal & splashes onto the lower stomach wall. This greater volume splash can actually damage the stomach wall & the nearby organs, overall if done for a long term it may end up disturbing the digestive system of the body. Besides, water consumption while standing passes the water with a push without much filtration which causes the impurities to gather in blood or bladder leading to severe damage to kidneys.

In fact, drinking water while standing doesn’t even satisfy your thirst as it hardly settles in the liver to let it distribute nutrients to other parts of the body. It just comes down to high speed and great force causing harm to the drinker. It also disturbs the bodily balance of other fluids and affects the joints badly which may even lead to arthritis.

drinking water while standing

Even Ayurveda Agrees…

According to Ayurveda, you should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water while sitting down. Even Ayurveda says, drinking water while standing may have many health implications.

So, make sure you drink water while sitting down not for your parents but for your better health!

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