It’s a well-known fact that we need water to survive and thrive. The health benefits of staying hydrated during the day run deep. There are many people who will choose to drink coffee or an energizer in the morning.
But there is nothing that beats a full glass of water on an empty stomach (not to mention it’s also super refreshing, especially during hot summers). Here is why:
1. It reduces stomach acidity
If you experience heartburn, chances are you have high levels of acid in your stomach. Usually, food dilutes the acid, but because your stomach is empty in the morning, you are more likely to feel heartburn as soon as you wake up. The remedy? Drink water right away – it will reduce the level of acidity.
2. It helps relieve bowel movements
Consuming water in the early hours will help to quickly break down the food that has not been previously digested. Therefore, less trouble with relieving bowel movements.
3. It boosts weight loss
That’s because water is a great source when it comes to keeping your calories in check. So if you’re on a diet, you might want to keep a glass of water nearby at all times.
4. It helps keep your skin clean and fresh
Water can work magic for your skin and it’s particularly beneficial for those dealing with acne. Before resorting to expensive and complicated treatments, try drinking plenty of water, especially when you wake up. This will speed up the process and simultaneously lead to fewer breakouts. Yays for water!
5. It prevents hangover
Probably the best way to deal with a nasty hangover is to replenish your body with water. Even better, you can mix alcohol with water when you’re out drinking – that way you won’t have to deal with the monster in the morning.
6. It prevents headaches
Dehydration can often lead to horrible headaches. To keep this from happening, start your day by giving your body enough water. You will be happy you did.
7. It releases toxins from the body
It’s quite simple: the more water you drink, the more cleansed your body will be. Moreover, if you experience bloating issues, again, water can be the answer. Start fresh.
8. It boosts the immune system
Water is essential to your overall health and well-being. It keeps you energized, fresh, and also away from getting sick. Support your immune system on a daily basis by adding to your morning routine a nice glass of water.
9. It increases energy
No one in the history of waking up has woken up feeling super energized. So if you’re one of those people (we’ve just established you are), have some water on an empty stomach. This will stimulate your red blood cells to grow faster which means more oxygen in your blood which means more energy.
10. It speeds up metabolism
In case you are not convinced yet, here is yet another benefit of drinking water first thing in the morning: your metabolism. Raise your metabolic rate by at least 24 percent by drinking more water.