As you all have studied in science classes, 70% of the body is made up of water. Unfortunately, many of us miss drinking water throughout the day and quit drinking it as the first thing in the morning. Right from taking out wastes and toxins to protecting our organs to lubricating our body among others, there are many reasons that should never be dehydrated. Ideally one should drink about 2.5 to 3 liters of water every day for proper functioning of our body.
Today we are talking about drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning. For beverages, our body needs rehydration as soon as we wake up, because our body is in fasting mode when we are sleeping at night. Therefore, as soon as we wake up, one must clean our body again with a glass or some glass of water.
1. Promotes weight loss
If you are a weight watcher, then the practice of drinking water on an empty stomach first will prove to be helpful. According to reports, the same metabolism increases metabolism and thus aids in weight loss. According to one study, the intake of 500 ml of water increased the metabolic rate by 30%. Cold water will be more beneficial as it will produce thermogenic effect which will reduce weight. The feeling of fullness also restricts high calorie intake which indirectly promotes weight loss.
2. Aids in the removal of toxins and bowel movements
The kidney needs the right amount of water to remove waste from the bloodstream and expel it into urine. This is not all, drinking water on an empty stomach also helps in bowel movements and promotes bowel movement. So, say goodbye to constipation and other IBS issues with this simple technique.
3. Helps to boost mental performance
Suffering from poor memory and attention? Then this morning’s move should help with the same. Drinking a glass of water leads to better mental performance.
4. Better immunity and energy
Increase your immunity and strength to fight infection with a glass of water in the morning. It helps us feel energetic as dehydration can make us feel tired and lethargic.
5. Helps to keep internal organs healthy
Drinking water in the morning also helps in proper functioning of internal organs. When there is a better balance of body fluids, the lymphatic system becomes healthy.
You can either go for normal temperature water or hot (better for bowel movement) or cold (good for weight loss). Start with one glass and then you can gradually do 3-4 glasses per day.