How can morning water therapy improve your health and well-being? Learn the benefits of drinking water in the morning here!
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Morning Water Therapy Benefits You Should Know About
Drinking Water First Thing in the Morning
Generally speaking, people rush to drink water when it’s hot out or after we’ve been physically active.
Those are good times to drink water, but the best time and the one most people are missing out on is in the morning. First thing in the morning, that is, on an empty stomach.
After 10 years of coaching friends, family, and clients about healthy habits and practices, water-drinking always finds its way into any good conversation about health. Not only are our bodies comprised of 70% water, but so is the earth and almost every other living thing on earth.
They are all 70% water and more. Water is king.
What Is Water Therapy?
What I’m talking about is what is now known as water therapy in some healing circles.
Essentially, it’s drinking large amounts of water immediately after waking up on an empty stomach. This consists of up to 1.5 liters or so of water upon waking.
You should never break a fast with starch or heavy carbohydrates. Liquids are the best way to break a fast, and water in the morning is your best bet to get some great health benefits!
While sleeping, think of your body as being in a state of fasting where it is repairing itself.
An empty stomach allows for more energy to be allocated to the healing and reparation process your body is going through while sleeping. You don’t ever want to compromise these effects by eating heavy meals before bed nor by eating heavy meals upon waking up.
Water Therapy Health Benefits
If you can handle drinking 1.5 liters of water, following water therapy in the morning is good for your body in many ways.
The benefits of drinking water in the morning include:
1. Better Nutrient Absorption and Purifies the Colon
Drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning purifies the colon and allows for better absorption of nutrients in your system.
To fully make use of the nutrients entering the body, you need a fully functioning colon. Drinking water first thing in the morning helps you clean out your colon to help you absorb as many nutrients as you can from the food you eat for the rest of the day.
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2. Boosts Metabolism to Help Lose Weight
To help with weight loss, drinking at least 16 oz. of water in the morning can boost your metabolism by up to 24%.
People on a strict diet benefit from drinking at least two full glasses of water before consuming any type of solid food after waking up. That’s because water transports the carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals you need to the rest of the body daily.
Water helps flush out toxins from your digestive system, helping you absorb more nutrients and in turn, makes you feel fuller faster and longer. This helps minimize hunger pangs and cravings.
3. Hydrates You at a Cellular Level
Water in the morning hydrates your cells at a superior rate after hours of fasting (sleeping). The rush of hydration to the cells helps in the production of blood and muscle cells.
Sleeping is a form of fasting since you don’t consume food or water for six to eight hours. This means your body needs hydration when you wake up.
Since water composes 70% of the entire body, replenishing fluids in your body should be of utmost importance in the morning.
4. Improves Skin Complexion
The high dosages of water helps to purge the system of toxins through the bowels and leaves you with glowing skin.
When you drink water and unsweetened fluids, you keep blood flowing to your skin and helps release toxins through sweating.
Hydration also keeps the skin’s elasticity, avoiding wrinkles, uneven patches, and deep pores.
Buying expensive skin care products? Just drink water first thing in the morning and get glowing, radiant skin throughout the day.
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5. Improves Immunity
It helps to flush and balance your lymphatic system, which leads to increased immunity, helping you fight a variety of illnesses.
Since water therapy helps flush out toxins, you also prevent bacteria and fungi from overproduction. You reduce the chances for these substances from developing into more severe diseases.
6. Helps Prevent Kidney Stone Formation
If you’ve ever been diagnosed with kidney stones, you have probably been advised to drink a lot of water by your doctor. That’s because it helps flush out stones from your kidneys and prevents bladder infections.
Drinking at least two full glasses of water as soon as you wake up helps dilute acids, preventing the development of urinary tract infection (UTI) and other problems with your bladder and the rest of the urinary tract.
What is urinary tract infection? This is any disease developed in the urinary system, including the bladder, kidneys, urethra, or ureters.
Water therapy helps you avoid chronic pain and internal inflammation.
7. Keeps Hair Lush and Long
Most vitamins are water-soluble, which means they need fluid to be transported from your digestive system to other organs. This means drinking water also transports vitamins to keep your hair growing lush and long.
Also, the hair is composed of ¼ water. Drinking water on an empty stomach keeps your hair hydrated for the rest of the day.
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I’ve had a lot of my coaching clients complain to me about how hard it is for them to drink water upon rising in the morning. For a lot of people, they’ve already established a lifelong habit of eating breakfast first thing in the morning.
Creating a new morning ritual of drinking water is one that is healthy and super beneficial to your overall long-term health care. It is an easy way to detoxify your system without having to make major changes to your lifestyle.
Have you tried water therapy? Share its effects on your body and overall health and well-being in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 23, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.