Water is known to be the most important ‘universal solvent’ because it has the ability to dissolve so many a substance. It is also the only common substance which exists as solid, liquid, and gas on the earth and the third most abundant molecule in the whole universe.
Our body weight is approximately 74% water. Our body uses water in its cells, organs, and tissues in order to regulate the body’s temperature. Water helps in the protection of tissues, spinal cords, and joints. What about the removal of metabolic or toxic substances? Water does a perfect work! It helps the body to remove waste products of metabolism. Not all the aforementioned functions the only ones this great substance has. In the prevention and treatment of headache, water plays an important role. Also, in the prevention of hangovers and treatment of kidney stones, water does that justice.
But, the big question again is: “is it bad to drink water while standing?” Yes, it’s bad! Why so? A few examinations would help us to come to a unanimously adamantine conclusion that it is bad to drink water while standing.
DAMAGE ON KIDNEY
Drinking water while standing does not allow filtration of the fluid to the lower stomach. This threatens health because the water impurities which were supposed to be filtered through the lower stomach would settle in the bladder, thus causing kidney damages. It has also been proved scientifically that, drinking water while standing does not improve the health of humans as it does not settle in the liver since water does not help it (liver) to distribute the needed nutrients to other parts of the human body.
ARTHRITIS AND JOINT DAMAGE
A study has shown that when you drink water while standing, its flow is very high. And alongside high pressure of air, it affects the whole system of man- leading to health problems such as ‘arthritis’ and ‘joint damage’.
When water enters the stomach directly with pressure, it mixes with the acid (gastric acid) present in the stomach without undergoing filtration; thus, hitting the cardiac sphincter. This leads to colic pain, commonly known as indigestion or stomachache.