Benefits of Drinking Water on an Empty Stomach

Benefits of Drinking Water on an Empty Stomach

Do you want a slim and toned figure? It is not merely good genes, many people claim that their morning ritual may also has a role in keeping their figures healthy.

So, what kind of morning ritual do they do every morning?

It is very simple. They drink water immediately upon waking on an empty stomach.

Drinking water is one of the most essential things for everyone. Around 70 percent of the body is comprised of water, so it’s important to keep our body hydrated and working properly. Dehydration or loss of body fluids can lead to short-term and long-term health consequences. Short-term dehydration may cause dry mouth, weakness, dizziness, palpitations (feeling that the heart is jumping or pounding), confusion, fainting, and decreased urine output—which some of them can disturb our daily activities. The long-term dehydration can lead to rheumatoid, migraines, hypertension, obesity, breast cancer, and even uterine cancers.

It is good to drink water throughout the day, but drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach really has its own perks. Here are the benefits of it:

It will re-hydrate you

Just because you’re sleeping for 7 to 8 hours, doesn’t mean that your body stops working. After hours of sleep, your body becomes dehydrated, so it is important to drink water upon waking to increase the flow of oxygen, and aids in the production of muscles and blood cells.

Help to get rid of body toxins

During your sleep, your body repairs itself and casts out all the toxins in the body. When you drink water in the morning before eating, you help to purify your colon by flushing out those harmful toxins, and make your colon ready to absorb new nutrients.

Boosts your metabolism

Drinking at least one large glass of cold water in the morning can boost your body’s metabolism by about 24%. An increased metabolic rate means an improved digestive system, which will make your diet routine easier because you digest faster.

Stay full

We often hear that when we’re craving for snacks, drinking water can help to make us feel full and stop the craving. It also works when you drink water first in the morning. It will help you to eat less and avoid over-eating.

Improves complexion

Your skin needs a plenty amount of water to stay moisturized. A well-moisturized and hydrated skin can prevent premature wrinkles and deep pores in the skin. A study also found that drinking 500ml of water on an empty stomach increases blood flow in the skin and makes skin glow. Say hello to radiant, glowing skin!

Prevents kidney stones and bladder problem

It is a fact that drinking water on an empty stomach dilutes the acids which lead to stones in the kidney. The more water you drink (to a healthy limit), the more you will be protected from various kinds of bladder infections caused by toxins.

You’ll feel more energized

When you’re dehydrated, your brain is operating on low fuel. This can cause you to feel tired and drained, which may lead to headaches and even mood swings.