Why Is Vital To Start Your Day With A Cup Of Water?

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Starting your day with one glass of water on an empty stomach helps to keep you from overheating, flush your intestine, lubricates the joints and tissues, maintains a healthy heartbeat, and skin, and promotes digestion. 

Water is undeniable, nature’s best gift to us, and survival without water is next to impossible. No wonder, it happens to be the best prevention as well as a solution to most of all our health problems.

A lot has been studied, written, and discussed about the benefits of water and why keeping the body hydrated is important.

Even if you are not a fitness enthusiast, the concept of drinking ample water throughout the day has been there for ages, and with the growing awareness about health and fitness, there has been an increase in this practice.

Let’s find out just a few but important reasons you should make water your best friend especially early morning water, other than filling your system with drinks (alcohol, energy drink, and soft drink). Follow me closely.

Water for rehydration

In fact, how can you even ignore something that makes up 75 percent of your body? Yes, almost 75 percent of our body is made of fluids in the form of electrolytes, and a slight imbalance in that can hamper the flow of oxygen to the brain and impact your normal body functioning.

If you take a week-long break and suddenly are loaded with a lot of work that’s too much on the first day after your break, how would you feel? This is similar to what happens to the body after you feed it rich food right after 6 to 8 hours of rest/sleep without drinking any water.

In fact, it becomes difficult for the body to digest food and the body becomes prone to dehydration, if you eat right after eight hours of sleep. Having a glass of water as soon as you wake up ensures that the body is well-hydrated and makes up for a prolonged period without water.

I have formed the habit of going to bed with a water can because if I wake up in the middle of the night to urinate (pee), I will have to rehydrate my stomach again for easy digestion of the food eaten before going to bed.

And I make sure I drink water before eating any food, no matter how hungry I am. It feels so good. You may start trying it today.

Can a glass of water on an empty stomach after you wake up help in shedding off weight naturally?

Yes, if you can cut down on another diet that contributes to your weight gain and add mild weekly exercise.

It is well known by studies that increased consumption of water aids in weight loss, but this happens more so in the morning than at any other time. Having water on an empty stomach fills you up and makes you feel less hungry, which results in eating less and avoiding overeating.

I recommended this to a friend of mine some years ago, she tried it for some weeks and stop. Why? She told me drinking water first thing in the morning or even drinking water before eating any food makes her eat less food and because she doesn’t want to lose weight she was not ready to continue, so she can eat enough quantity of food.

I boost into laughter because I knew I needed her to lose weight, that was why I recommend the tip to her.

 Thus, if you want to shed those extra kilos, say hello to your new best friend (a cup of water) first thing in the morning, before eating any food, and in the middle of the night. This shouldn’t stop you from drinking water as often as you can in between meals during the day.

Other benefits of drinking early-morning water

  • Strengthens immunity

Studies have shown that clean water usage, and access to clean and adequate water intake, are one of the most significant steps in the world in improving child-adult health.

Water flushes out all the harmful toxins and helps remove viruses from the body. Drinking a glass of water right after you wake up strengthens immunity and helps you get rid of all the stomach and intestine contamination as food. Water also helps to boost metabolism and gives an easy kick-start to the body for the day.

  • Wake up your body as well as your mind

Although it is well known that water is essential for human homeostasis and survival, studies have now proven the vital role of water in the maintenance of brain function.

Just like motor vehicle runs on petrol/diesel, our brain runs on water. Not drinking enough water can compromise the efficiency of brain function.

One glass of water right after waking up will help you feel more focused throughout the day and enhance maximum brain performance.

  • Make you look glowing and flawless

As drinking more water is no magic bullet, but increasing your water intake will have a positive impact on your overall skin health – after all, your skin contains 64 percent water.

A 2007 study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science took an in-depth look at the effects of long-term water intake on skin health. The study found that drinking 2.25 liters (9.5 cups) of water every day for four weeks altered skin density and thickness.

Another study showed that drinking 500 milliliters of water (about two cups) increased blood flow to the skin.

If you look at celebrities and other public figures and wonder how their skin is so flawless, hair so shiny, and face so perfect, the answer is right there in your kitchen.

Studies have shown that celebrities have confessed that drinking one glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach can help provide flawless skin and silky, shiny hair over time. However, you need to cut down on alcohol and smoking if you do so.

Drinking water early in the morning purifies the blood and flushes out all the toxic components in the body, thus giving the skin a natural glow and keeping it shining.

Even for the hair, after a long period of sleep, the hair roots become dry and prone to damage. Waking up to a glass of water would ensure hydration for the hair roots as well as give you smooth, picture-perfect hair.

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These are a few of the many benefits of starting your day with a glass of water.

No matter whether you feel thirsty or not, drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning and before eating any meal, may be assured to keep your body fit and healthy.

Try out this easy lifestyle habit, and you will soon begin to feel the difference in yourself and even recommend the habit to others.

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