Most of us think that the right time to drink water is when you feel thirsty, or after a meal or eating something spicy, but the best time to drink water, surprisingly, is on an empty stomach.
The overall health benefits that water offers to out bodies are undeniably, and we should not be surprised, because almost 70% of our body is water. That makes the water number one drink and in the ayurvedic culture, it is believed that drinking a glass of water on an empty stomach can cure all your problems in the body.
In this article, I will share 10 scientifically proven benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach.
1. It Increases The Metabolism
Drinking a tall glass of water can raise your metabolism by almost 25%, and give your diet a big boost because with increased metabolism comes increased digestion of food, and that helps in losing weight in the long run.
2. It Boosts Your immunity
When our bodies get dehydrated they tend to get weaker and our immunity system is compromised. That’s another reason why it is important to build a habit to drink water regularly on an empty stomach. Drink about 2 liters of water per day to ensure you are fully hydrated.
3. It Clears Your Bowels
Drinking water helps your body to flush out the bowels too. It increases the digestion of food and softens the bowel and thus assists in regulating the digestive tract.
4. It Also Helps In Expelling Toxins From The Body
When we pee, a lot of the toxins from our body get expelled in the process. That means, the more water you drink, the more you get the urge to go to the bathroom, and in this way, you cleanse and detoxify your body. However, it is not recommended that you drink more than 2 liters of water a day, because when we pee, we also flush out some of the minerals from our body.
5. It Prevents Migraine Attacks
If you frequently suffer from headaches, please check how much water you drink and make sure your body is well hydrated. One of the primary reasons for frequent headaches is dehydration, and not so many people are aware that their water intake is not sufficient.
6. It Helps In Weight Loss
Previously in this article, I talked about how water can speed up the digestion of food and speed up your metabolism by 25%. On top of that, water has 0 calories, and drinking it makes you feel full like any other thing you put in the stomach.
7. It Makes You Feel Hungry In The Morning
Drinking water can help you feel fuller throughout the day, and it helps to clear your bowels regularly. That way, you feel super hungry in the morning so you can have the most important meal in the day, the breakfast on time.
8. It Clears The Complexion
Blemishes and dark patches on the skin are usually caused due to the accumulation of excessive toxins in the body. As mention before, water helps with regular bowel movement, and that helps your body flush out these toxins and makes your skin clear and glowing.
9. It Helps In Boosting Energy
If you ever wonder why you feel so sluggish and sleepy in the morning, try drinking a tall glass of water on an empty stomach. Drinking water in the morning stimulates the red blood cells to grow faster, and that results in more oxygen and energy.
10. It Increases Nutrient Absorption
A well-hydrated body can get rid of accumulated sludge much easier than a dehydrated one. But besides softening the stool and improving digestion, water helps a lot in the process of breaking down the food, and that makes the nutrients easier to absorb.
The Japanese introduced water therapy to the world a long time ago and they still follow it religiously. After waking up they immediately drink water, and this is the proper order of this water therapy tutorial.
- When you wake up, before you do anything, drink a liter of water, or if you are new to this drink a smaller quantity.
- After you finish your water, you can brush your teeth, shower, etc. It is important to avoid eating anything in the next 45 minutes.
- After 45 minutes, you can eat your breakfast.
- After breakfast or any other meals in the day, don’t drink anything for 2 hours. After 2 hours drink a liter of water again.