We all know that 70% of our body is made up of water and we need to keep it hydrated so that it functions properly. And you would be doing your body a great favor if you drink lots of water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Do you know that the Japanese women take this ritual very seriously? Yes, this is sort of a part of their culture and this makes them look so beautiful, healthy and vibrant. You may be thinking, exactly how does drinking water on an empty stomach help in making us look and feel healthy. Well, we are going to tell you about the amazing things that happen when you drink water first thing in the morning. Without further ado, let’s start it up:
1. Re-hydrates a dehydrated body
While you are sleeping, you obviously have no water at all for around 6-9 hours. Your body becomes dehydrated while sleeping; and this is the reason why you wake up feeling heavily parched and with a very dry mouth and throat at times. Help yourself, and have a glass of water to re-hydrate your body first thing, as your body needs the water for the production of muscles and blood cells. The flow of oxygen also increases with that glass of water you take.
2. Helps in flushing out toxins
The body has worked all night to repair itself and has done the work of casting out the toxins from the body. Now, when you drink water on an empty stomach, you help your body in the movement of bowels and your colon gets cleansed. The colon then gets ready to absorb all the new nutrients you have to offer to it. Means, your breakfast will give you the most amazing kick-start to the day, as all the nutrients will be perfectly absorbed by the body.
3. Improves Metabolism
If you start your day by drinking one large glass of water, your metabolism will be raised by 24%. And this is great news for all those who are trying to loose weight. See, you don’t have to do anything to gain such a rise in your metabolism levels after you wake up, just a glass of water will assist you tremendously.
4. Helps in controlling weight
Drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach not only increases the metabolism, but helps you in losing and maintaining your body weight. The digestive system works nicely if it is aided with right amount of water and by having one big glass of water, you keep your stomach feeling full for longer. You are more likely to feel fuller during the day if you drink water in the morning and keep drinking water during the day, as you will not gain weight due to over-eating.
5. Makes your skin glow
Chances of formation of wrinkles are higher if your body is dehydrated. In a study, it was found that if you drink 500 ml of water on an empty stomach,your skin will have a better blood flow and that in turn will make your skin glow.
6. Strengthens your immune system
When all the toxins from your body are released, it leads to a balanced lymphatic system and this leads to better immunity. Your immune system functions properly and you are less likely to fall ill.
How to drink water for best results?
Your morning ritual of drinking water on an empty stomach can help in treating many body disorders. It can also give you an invigorating start to the day. For all this, try this water treatment:
- Try to drink around 160 ml of water four times, before brushing and on an empty stomach after waking up.
- Do not eat anything for the next 45 minutes.
- If you are unable to have the four glasses of water immediately, then start with one glass and increase gradually, till you reach to the level of 640 ml.
- Also, drink water 30 minutes before meals, but not 2 hours after meals. This will especially help people who are trying to loose weight.
Water is the most important fluid that is needed by our body for its optimal functioning. Keep yourself hydrated, for the effects of being dehydrated are very dangerous. So, do yourself a favor and start drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to reap the best benefits of this coolest and classiest drink.
Cheers to a healthy start!