Almost 70 per cent of our physical body is made up of water. Our body needs anything from one to four litres of water a day, depending on the temperature, humidity, age and other factors. An average person, however, should be drinking as much as 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, while a fifth of the body’s requirement of water is sourced from food. The balance is obtained either directly through water or through other liquids. It is water that mixes with our food, making it digestible. Then again, it is water that helps to eliminate waste products from our digestive system. It also helps us to maintain our body temperature.
Here are some other tips:
- Juices should always be fresh. Avoid juices that have been stored for long.
- Consume water and juices slowly, sip by sip.
- Never warm juices. Have them in their natural state – without sugar or salt.
- Do not consume lemon and honey with very hot water. The water should barely be lukewarm.
- Take vegetable and fruit juices separately.
- Avoid tinned juices as they always have preservatives.
Source: Sri Sri Ayurveda Panchkarma