WHILE sleeping, our body becomes dehydrated, therefore it is important for us to drink water after waking up.
Ideally, you should drink four glasses of water, after waking up on an empty stomach and wait 45 minutes before breakfast.
But, for those who are not used to drinking four glasses of water at a time, you can start with a glass of water, or according to your ability.
Apart from keeping the body hydrated, water also provides many benefits including;
- Helps detoxify
At night when we sleep, the body will ‘repair’ itself and remove all the toxins in the body.
Drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning can help flush out all the toxins naturally. In addition, plain water also makes the body feel fresher and healthier because it increases the production of muscle cells and new blood cells.
- Increase in metabolism
Drinking water on an empty stomach can also increase metabolism by 24 per cent and make the digestive system better.
In addition, this will cleanse the colon and allow it to better absorb nutrients.
- Helps you lose weight
The toxins released after drinking water in the morning will make the digestive system refreshed. Our stomachs will also feel full and prevent excessive food intake. This method can help you lose weight.
- Relieves stomach ulcers and indigestion
Digestive problems are caused by increased acid in the stomach. During sleep, stomach acid reflux can occur. Drinking water on an empty stomach can push stomach acid down and treat digestive problems.
The stomach will also be better for breakfast so that the digestive process can run smoothly.
- Prevent kidney stones and bladder infections
Drinking water after waking up can also prevent kidney problems and bladder infections.
Water can dilute the acids that cause stones to form in the kidneys. The more water we drink, the more our body is protected from various diseases including bladder infections caused by toxins.