Health and wellness industry is almost always buzzing with new trends. However, only a few of them stay for a long time. One of the health trends that have been making rounds on the internet, for quite a long now, is drinking water the first thing in the morning. Does it really offer as many benefits as people claim? It seems so!
Let’s take a look at some of the health benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach that are backed by science:
· It Refreshes Your Body
As ironic as it may sound, many people wake up in the morning feeling tired and groggy. While this can be due to a number of reasons, dehydration is a leading cause of morning fatigue. Drinking a glass of water soon after waking up can help fight off that morning sluggishness and refreshes and alerts your body.
· It Fuels Your Brain
Our brain is 75% water, so it only makes sense that it will function better when the water level is optimal. Dehydration or lower water level can affect one’s concentration, creativity, and ability to think clearly and faster. Water also helps improve the supply of nutrients and the removal of toxins from the brain. Research also shows that even mild dehydration can lower concentration, causes headache, and negatively impacts mood.
Drinking a glass of water the first thing in the morning helps supply your brain with the fuel to get started after several hours of sleep.
· Water on an Empty Stomach Helps Remove Toxins and Improve Gut Health
Drinking water on an empty stomach helps get the bowels moving as well as make you pee, which are body’s natural way of eliminating toxins from within. Getting rid of toxins from your system also helps improve gut health.
· It Helps Kickstart Your Metabolism
Water is long known to help improve metabolism. Drinking it on an empty stomach will help kickstart your metabolic system before you start eating for the day. Simply put, drinking water in the morning will help get your body into action sooner and will enable it to burn calories faster. A good or higher metabolic rate also improves the breakdown of nutrients and ensure their healthy supply throughout the body.
Get your metabolism into action soon after waking up by drinking some water.
The Sum Up
It turns out that the trend that you see a lot of health and fitness enthusiasts swear by really has something to offer.
Give your body a good burst of energy, help it get rid of the unwanted things, and get your brain and metabolism into action by drinking a glass (or a couple of glasses) of water soon after waking up.
While all the benefits discussed above are enough to persuade anyone to change their morning routine a bit, you can give it a try even if you’re not convinced. After all, it’s only water; it won’t do you any harm. Try it out and let us know if you experience any difference (it won’t happen in one day though).