9 Situations When Drinking Water Should Be Strictly Avoided

Few people go to the gym or have dinner without drinking water. However, excessive fluid consumption can lead to some serious health problems. It is always a good idea to reduce excessive liquid consumption during the day to deal with possible side effects.

We decided to find out when drinking water can be really harmful. As an added benefit at the end of the article, we will inform you of what will happen to your body if you drink a lot of liquid during the day.

What Is Bad About Drinking Water?

9. Just Before Bed

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There are at least two reasons why you should avoid drinking water before bed:

Drinking water before bedtime can cause sleep disruption. There is a good chance that you may need to urinate more at night and it may take you longer to fall asleep.

Our kidneys work more slowly at night compared to the daytime. That is why you may notice some facial and limb swelling in the morning. Drinking water can increase these symptoms.

8. During Intense Training

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According to scientists, excessive water intake during exercise can have negative side effects. During intense training, a person’s body temperature increases, causing a sensation of heat. But drinking plenty of water to cool down during a workout can cause electrolyte depletion.

As a result, a person can suffer from:

Also, excessive liquid intake can be dangerous for people with heart disease, as it increases heart pressure.

That is why doctors recommend drinking water only after a workout.

7. If Your Urine Is Colorless

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Completely clean urine is a sign of overhydration. If you have colorless urine, you probably drink a lot of water throughout the day, even if you are not thirsty.

This over-drinking consumption can lead to low sodium levels that result in some serious health problems, including a possible heart attack.

6. To Wash Down Spicy Food

You should never drink water after eating pepper since the burning sensation is caused by a molecule called capsaicin. Like capsaicin, a nonpolar molecule, it can dissolve only in other nonpolar substances, such as milk.

If you wash the peppers with water made up of polar molecules, this will allow capsaicin to spread through your mouth and throat and will only make the situation worse.

5. Right Before, During Or After Having A Meal

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Drinking while eating can cause indigestion. This is because our mouths produce saliva with enzymes essential for a healthy digestive process.

Drinking with meals leads to decreased salivation, and for this reason, undigested food accumulates in your body and can become toxic, even if you are eating healthy foods. Remember that drinking cold water or alcohol worsens the situation.

4. When It Comes From A Garden Hose

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Even if a hose is connected to a pipe with a clean water system, the elements of the pipe itself can be dangerous to your health for the following reasons:

  • Organotin disrupts the endocrine system.
  • Antimony is linked to the liver, kidneys, and other organ damage.
  • Phthalates can lower intelligence and cause behavioral changes.

3. When It Contains Artificial Sweeteners

This tip will come in handy for people trying to lose weight. Artificial sweeteners increase appetite and can lead to weight gain.

Keep in mind that water with lemon or lime juice can also contain these elements.

2. Seawater

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Everyone knows that they should avoid drinking seawater, but few people know why it is harmful to their health.

First, most coastal waters contain pathogenic human viruses. So if you accidentally water your mouth while swimming, you should spit it out immediately – that is, if you don’t want to spend your entire vacation suffering from rotavirus and all its unpleasant symptoms.

Secondly, seawater contains an enormous amount of salt and our bodies need a lot of pure water to get rid of it. This can lead to severe dehydration.

1. If You’ve Already Had Lots Of Water Throughout The Day

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We have already mentioned this advice, but we would like to remind you that excessive liquid intake leads to low sodium levels and unpleasant side effects.

Also, drinking plenty of water is harmful to the kidneys because it prevents them from doing their job and regulating important components in the blood.

What Will Happen If You Drink Too Much Water?

Drinking too much water can cause a condition called hyponatremia. Doctors recommend taking this seriously, as it can be deadly.

Patients diagnosed with hyponatremia suffer from:

  • seizures
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • depression

The situations mentioned above should not be a reason to reduce the amount of liquid intake to a minimum since water is essential for normal bodily functions. Still, it’s best not to go to extremes and keep overhydration under control.

Do you control the amount of water you drink during the day? Share with us in the comments!


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