DID YOU KNOW… You Should Drink a Glass of Water First Thing in the Morning

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Water is an essential nutrient, which means your body can’t make enough of it on its own to meet its basic needs. You have to obtain it through external sources (i.e. hydrating food and drinks) in order to stay healthy.

Drinking water on an empty stomach provides many great health benefits. Staying hydrated is great for your skin, your metabolism and your energy levels. There are even more added benefits to drinking water on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning. Drinking sixteen ounces of water upon waking up can contribute to noticeable and welcomed changes to your body.

Here’s how this simple daily habit can benefit your wellness. 

Increase Your Energy Levels

Water increases our red blood cell counts, and also increases the oxygen we receive to the brain. The increase in oxygen will create more alertness and energy so you can start your morning off right. By starting your morning off with water instead of coffee or tea, you are also saving your stomach from acid build up or reflux. It is recommended to drink water before having food and coffee.

It promotes digestion.

Drinking water is critical for healthy digestion. For example, staying hydrated is helpful for easing constipation, a common side effect of dehydration. Warm water, in particular, has the potential to break down the food you’ve eaten at a faster rate than cool water. Therefore, if you’re prone to constipation, drinking water when you wake up can kick-start the rehydration process and get things moving ASAP.

Help Flush Toxins From the Body

It’s all about keeping your small intestine hydrated and your body’s water balance in check. Your gastric emptying rate (i.e., how much you pee) is accelerated by how much water you consume. The more you pee, the more toxins you flush out. It’s as simple as that.

Keep You From Getting Sick

To dodge a cold or the flu, you need to keep your lymphatic system—a vital part of your immune system—hydrated. A glass of water in the morning will help ward off congestion and ensure proper (and efficient) drainage.

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