Constipation is a nightmare!
It is a condition in which bowel movements are infrequent or incomplete. The sufferer has hard feces that are difficult to expel. In most cases this occurs because the colon has absorbed too much water from the digested food which is in the colon. The slower the food moves through the digestive tract, the more water the colon will absorb. As a result the feces become dry and hard.
While reaching for over the counter laxatives can be our go-to doctor when the going gets tough in the toilet, it’s a band-aid solution that works only once. Go for prevention rather than cure, alkaline water can make a difference!
The answer is in hydration
Diet and gut health is involved in constipation but water plays a good part in bowel movement. The colon is responsible for keeping stool moist. When the body is dehydrated, it pulls water from the colon making the stool dry and hard.
Drinking normal water works without a doubt, but nothing beats alkaline water when it comes to hydration. Having smaller molecular size that is easier for the body to absorb, like AOX’s natural antioxidant alkaline water, assists in ensuring optimal body functions.
Alkaline water may also increase blood flow in the intestines. This assists intestinal contractions and helps develop digestive enzymes for your gut health!
How to drink alkaline water for smoother toilet moments
Drinking alkaline water during meals is an absolute no-no. Your stomach needs to be in an acidic state to be able to digest food properly.
For optimum hydration, it’s best to drink alkaline water as soon as you wake up before you sleep, and 30 minutes before meals.
Drinking alkaline water in the morning can trigger peristalsis where the digestive tract is stimulated to move food wastes down the body’s drain. Don’t forget to gulp down a glass of alkaline water before sleeping to replenish water loss during sleep. This also prevents stroke and heart attack. A good glass of water 30 minutes before meals also preps the tummy for the food grinding ahead.
Alkaline water brings a lot of benefits to the body. Have your own alkaline water dispenser at home to have a continuous supply of this refreshing and relieving water!
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