At a time when the whole world is fighting the coronavirus, it is worth asking ourselves: what can and what should we do to help limit its spread? The answer lies in the now familiar slogan – “stay at home”. Staying at home not only keeps us safe, but also gives us an opportunity to take care of our health and well-being. During this special time, it is very important that we remember our diet, including proper hydration. Drinking water during quarantine or isolation is especially important.
At home, we don’t always feel thirsty, although our need for water does not change at all. This may be due to our reduced physical activity. Or perhaps because we are simply absorbed by our household chores and other activities. Nevertheless, we should control our water intake and ensure proper hydration. After all, water is essential to the efficient functioning of our body. It plays a key role in most chemical reactions taking place in our body. It also increases – which in times of pandemics is very significant – our resistance to bacteria and viruses. That’s why it’s crucial to drink enough water during quarantine.
Is copper the answer to viruses?
The demand for clean and healthy water has made water purifiers an essential kitchen accessory. The manufacturers of these devices have decided to go a step further by offering us purifiers that enrich our water with metals and minerals (e.g. iron, copper, magnesium, calcium). They claim that drinking water with added copper further strengthens immunity, metabolism and improves well-being.
However, we are quite skeptical about recommending any purifiers that increase copper levels in drinking water. There is no conclusive scientific evidence to support the thesis that this element eliminates bacteria and viruses. Copper is an essential nutrient for the body. It helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves and immune function. In addition, copper prevents cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Nevertheless, excess copper can lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headaches, difficulty breathing and even irregular heartbeat.
How much water should I drink each day?
While there is no one-size-fits-all recipe, the average adult should aim to drink 8 glasses of water per day. This amount should be increased depending on the level of physical activity, climate conditions, etc. Children ages 4 -8 should drink about 1.2 liters per day or 5 glasses. On the other hand, slightly older children (teenagers) need about 6 to 8 glasses of water a day along with nutritious fruits and vegetables, which also contain significant amounts of water.
In these difficult times, let’s take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Let’s stay at home and eat nutritious and well-balanced meals. Finally, let’s drink enough water.
Always remember that it is important to drink water from a clean and reliable source. Check out how to choose the right water filtration system.