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Six benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach

Healthy Eating - By Rachel Murugi | August 3rd 2020 at 08:45:00 GMT +0300
Drinking water first thing in the morning helps to jumpstart your metabolism (Photo: Shutterstock)

Drinking water is a critical factor in helping your body get rejuvenated. It is more effective when you consume water early after waking up. Here are the benefits attached to taking water when you are on an empty stomach.

Rehydrate the body

When you critically think about it, the six to eight hours of sleep you get is a long period to go without drinking any water . When you get to consume two or three glasses of water immediately after you wake up, you get to rehydrate your body quickly. Drinking water on an empty stomach also helps you with moving the lower bowels in the morning.

Increases your level of alertness

When you're dehydrated, you lack a sense of life and are more likely to not be alert. One of the main indicators of fatigue and tiredness is you are dehydrated. If you decide to take water on an empty stomach, your body will get ready for work and can boost your alertness and low energy levels. Since water stimulates faster growth of red blood cells in your body, and generates more oxygen in your blood,you’ll get a good burst of energy.

Helps fuel your brain

Did you know that the brain is made up of over 70% water? If you constantly keep it hydrated, you are maintaining optimal brain activity. When you’re not adequately hydrated, your brain operates on less fuel, and you can feel drained, or even experience fatigue or mood fluctuations.

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Strengthens the immune system

Drinking water on an empty stomach helps bring balance to your immune system. This is especially so if you drink water immediately after waking up. It will help your body avoid falling sick as often and keeping viruses at bay. When you have a strong immune system, you will surely keep various diseases at bay and prevent you from any illnesses.

Flushes out toxins in your body

When you are asleep, you tend to have a build up of toxins overnight. This is so because your metabolism gets to cycle your body, as if cleaning it. When you wake up therefore, taking water will help to flush the toxins out especially because you'll tend to immediately go to the bathroom to pee. Your bowels get cleaned and you can start your day better.

Jump-starts your metabolism

If you are on a strict diet, your metabolism increases when you decide to take water in the morning. This is so since the food you consume is transported in the body using water as a medium. Therefore, when you take water, your body responds well, ensuring that you get the nutrients well and functioning properly.

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