Water is life is a common saying known to all, especially those of us in Africa. Aside quenching your thirst, there are lot of benefits in taking water (I will share a bit of that too) but our major focus today is to discuss some benefits of taking water on empty stomach.
The best substance to take when you wake up is water, even before you brush your teeth in the morning. Why is that so, you may be asking, well below are some reasons why it is important to take water when your stomach is empty.
1. It cleanses the Colon.
Drinking water when your stomach is empty helps to cleanse the colon getting rid of any accumulated muck inside it. This will aid the body absorb nutrients better and faster. Wondering what is a colon? It is a part of the large intestine, it’s function is to reabsorb fluid, and process waste products for elimination.
2. It activates Internal Organs.
It helps to activate your organs, keeps the heart healthy, and also improve circulation.
3. It raises metabolism
A fast way of increasing and sustaining a normal body function is taking water on empty stomach when you wake in the morning. It helps to increase the body metabolism providing it with the required energy to function well.
4. It reduces hunger, and body weight.
Taking water when your stomach is empty reduces hunger which in turn supports healthy weight loss as is known to contain zero calories.
5. It aids Detoxification.
It help to reduce toxin from the body. Whenever you pee, you expel toxins in the liquid form. The more you drink water, the more you go to the bathroom. In this way, you cleanse and detoxify your body. It also helps in reducing bloating.
6. It Improves Skin Complexion.
Looking for a glowing skin, then you should cultivate the habit of taking water every morning on an empty Stomach. It helps to get rid of dry/dull skin, wrinkles and blemish on your skin.
7. For brain functions & Immune System
Water is necessary to maintain the fluid balance in the body. Making it a habit of drinking water regularly on an empty stomach can prove to be beneficial for our immune system. This can help you fight off infections. Drinking water on an empty stomach also enhances brain functions.
8. For Energy And Proper Hydration
It can make you feel active instantly when ever you feel sluggish. It stimulates the red blood cells to grow faster, which results in more oxygen and energy. Drinking water when your stomach is empty can also help hydrate the body for proper functioning.
9. It helps to prevent headaches.
One of the primary reasons people suffer from frequent headaches and migraine attacks is due to lack of water in the body. Dehydration is the root cause of headaches, and drinking water at frequent intervals, especially when your stomach is empty, can help get rid of headaches naturally.
10. For Waste removal
Water on empty stomach increase waste removal from the body, keeping the body fit.
It is important to state also that if you observe the following symptoms, it means your intake of water is too low. Symptoms include fatigue, anxiety, watering eyes, dry lips, dizziness, constant headache, concentrated urine etc.
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