Japanese water diet – what is it?

Casandra Greer
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The Japanese water diet has become increasingly popular recently. What does it consist in? What rules should be followed while on it? See what its phenomenon is.

I don’t think anyone disputes the fact that you should drink water. It is essential for life. You will not find in its composition unnecessary sugar and other artificial additives. It positively influences your health and well-being. It constitutes about 60% of the body weight of an adult human and is responsible for most processes in the body. Moreover, it removes toxins, moisturizes the skin, helps to maintain proper body temperature and regulates blood pressure. What is more, it can even affect concentration. The brain consists of about 75% water and even slight dehydration can significantly reduce the ability to focus on the task at hand

What is the Japanese water diet?

The word diet is a slight misuse here, rather it should be described as a water ritual. It allows you to control the amount of water you consume throughout the day. In a way, it is a way of cleansing the body to remove toxins. This Japanese diet refers to water as the drink of life. It is dedicated to people who want to cleanse their body, maintain a balanced diet and lose weight. In other words, this treatment consists in regular drinking of water.

According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, it is recommended to hydrate 30 ml for every kilogram of body weight

Principles of the Japanese water diet

  1. Right after waking up, before brushing your teeth, drink 250 ml of lukewarm water. It’s best to drink it slowly and calmly, in small sips. It should be at room temperature. Only after 45 minutes you can eat breakfast
  2. During the day you need to drink further doses of water 20 minutes before each meal.
  3. It is forbidden to drink water while eating food.
  4. Each meal should last a maximum of 15 minutes.
  5. After eating, there must be a break from any drinking and eating that lasts at least 2 hours.
  6. You should drink about 8 glasses of water throughout the day.
  7. The last liquid should be taken half an hour before bedtime.
  8. All sweetened and colored drinks must be replaced with water.
  9. The whole diet should be healthy and balanced.

For varied taste, you can add lemon and mint or cucumber to water.

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According to the diet, you should not drink a beverage during a meal because you are causing the enzymes to not be able to properly prepare the food for the digestion process. The concentration of stomach acid is reduced and digestive juices are flushed away. The first stage of digestion begins in the mouth, saliva should break down carbohydrates into simple elements, and sipping water during prevents it from doing so

>> See: How to start eating healthy?

What is the best water to drink?

There are mineral, spring and flavoured waters available on the market. The latter have in their composition a lot of sugar, even 17 teaspoons per 1.5 liters! In addition, preservatives and dyes. This option is definitely out. When you choose water, you should be guided by its degree of mineralization. The one described as spring contains only 200-500 mg/dm3 of minerals. This is very little. In contrast, there is mineral water

It comes from underground resources, which are protected from external pollution. However, here the stairs do not end. When shopping, it is not enough to look only at whether it is mineral.

There is a division into low-mineralized, medium-mineralized and high-mineralized. In turn, they contain up to 500 mg, from 500 – 1500 mg and above 1500 mg. This information can be found on the product label. Medium-mineralised water is recommended for daily drinking

Does the Japanese water diet work?

It is certainly an excellent way to cultivate a healthy habit of drinking water. The proper frequency of this activity can be very beneficial to your health. In the fast pace of life, you may forget how important it is. However, this ritual will not contribute to weight loss without a healthy diet and exercise in your life.

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