Lifestyle: Does Drinking Water Really Reduce Heart Attack Risk?



Will drinking water reduce heart attack risk in adults suffering from atherosclerotic heart diseases.



For the uninitiated, atherosclerosis is a condition associated with narrowing of the diameter of the arteries; mostly medium and large-sized arteries; due to deposition of fat, cholesterol, and other substances.



When arteries are sufficiently narrowed such that they occlude the supply of oxygenated blood to cardiac tissue, it leads to heart attack.


Having understood this, drinking water has no beneficial effect on the heart attack risk in people suffering from atherosclerotic heart disease.



It is a myth circulated as a fact around the internet in the form of forwarded emails and messages by well-meaning friends and relatives that, unfortunately, has no scientific data to back up the claim.


Correct time to drink water… very Important.



Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion

1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure

1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack.