As you may know, the latest 007 movie introduces the most mature Bond girl: Monica Belluci. She is currently 51 and looking smoking hot!
I studied her beauty secrets and found that one of them is to drink a lot of water. She drinks plenty of clean water daily, especially in the morning. She says that after 8 hours sleep the body needs water. In fact, she can see her pale face begin to sparkle after she drinks water in the morning. She feels stronger and the refreshing water helps her blood circulation.
So, why not follow her advice today?
Before you do so, let me introduce you to 3 rules about drinking water.
Don’t drink anything before brushing your teeth.
While sleeping, you don’t produce enough saliva, which increases the amount of bad bacteria in your mouth. That’s why you get morning breath. Moreover, if you eat or drink right after waking up, you swallow the accumulated bad bacteria along with your meal. To avoid that, always brush your teeth or at least gargle before eating or drinking in the morning.
Sip water more often rather than drinking a lot at once.
Even if you drink the same amount of water, it’s better to sip water frequently rather than drinking it all at once. Your kidneys cannot handle too much water at once so the excess water will be filtered out as urine before it can be used to balance your internal organs. Frequency matters more than quantity.
Opt for room temperature or luke warm water over cold water whenever you can. This is one of Ayurveda’s ideas. By drinking warm or hot water, you kill the impurities in your body. It’s just like when you boil or cook your food in hot water to kill the germs in your food! Hot water also assists your digestion, which is great for preventing constipation.