Drinking water first thing in the morning will not only make you healthier and feeling more energetic for the rest of the day, it is also a proven method to treat a whole host of medical problems ranging from menstrual disorders to eye ailments.
To maximise benefits, you should drink 160 ml of water four times as soon as you wake up and before brushing your teeth. Then, you should wait 45 minutes before eating breakfast.
As well as regularly topping up throughout the day, you should also drink water at least 30 minutes before eating but not for two hours afterwards
Here Are Eight Awesome Benefits
of Drinking Water
Flushes out Toxins
During the night, your body repairs itself and removes toxins from your system. Drinking water first thing in the morning stimulates your bowels, which in turn flushes out the toxins.
As well as making you feel fresh and healthy, drinking water also helps increase the growth of new muscle and blood cells.
Strengthens the Immune System
Drinking water will boost your immune system by flushing the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of organs and tissues that rids the body of toxins and transports infection-fighting white blood cells.
Helps Stop Kidney Stones
Drinking water as soon as you get up dilutes the stomach acids that cause kidney stones. A regular supply of water also flushes out toxins from your bladder and so helps prevent any urinary infections.
Indigestion is the result of too much acidity in the stomach. This acid travels, or refluxes, into your oesophagus, which causes heartburn. Drinking water dilutes and pushes down these acids preventing the build-up that causes indigestion.
Increases Metabolic Rate
The body’s metabolic rate increases by at least 24%, greatly improving your digestive system. This is great if you are on a diet since food is digested much faster. Plenty of water also helps to clean the colon making it is easier for the body to absorb nutrients.
Promotes Healthy Eating
By releasing the overnight build-up of toxins in your stomach, water keeps your digestive system in good working order. This in turn prevents the cravings that lead to over eating and weight gain.
Makes Skin More Radiant
Drinking just 500ml of water on an empty stomach can significantly increase blood flow in the skin. By drinking extra water, your skin will become more radiant as your body is more easily able to rid itself of toxins that otherwise build up in the dermatological layers. A lack of water, on the other hand, causes premature wrinkles.
Water accounts for about 25% of your hair’s weight and dehydration leads to brittle and thin hair. By drinking water, especially on an empty stomach, you can stimulate hair growth for healthier looking and thicker hair.
There you have it. Drinking water is good for you. So, go ahead a grab a glass right now!