Recently, there have been posts circulating on social media about how drinking water can prevent the coronavirus by keeping your mouth and throat moist. According to the medical doctors and virologists, this is not true. But, while the simple act of drinking water won’t prevent contracting COVID-19, there are other ways drinking more water can help you during this outbreak.
For starters, your body needs water to function. All systems of the body work better in a water-rich environment and increasing water intake can make your body process more efficiently, which is important for the immune system.
Drinking water can also improve cognitive function, which will make you more aware of your behaviours, potentially leading to healthier and safer decisions.
Lastly, and arguably most obviously, drinking more water will make you need to go to the restroom more often. Assuming you abide by socially accepted hygiene protocols, this will mean an increase in handwashing which, as you’ve now probably heard a million times, is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Essentially, everyone should drink water steadily throughout the day to avoid dehydration. And if you think you are not getting enough water, here are a few tips that may help you:
- Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work or running errands.
- Freeze some freezer-safe water bottles. Take one with you for ice-cold water all day long.
- Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. This can also help with weight management.
- Choose water when eating out. Generally, you will save money and reduce calories.
- Add a slice of lemon to your water. This can help improve the taste and help you drink more water than you usually do.
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