When you wake up in the morning, you’ve probably gone seven to eight hours without drinking any water — possibly even longer if you don’t drink a few swigs before bed. In practice, this means we go about one-third of the day without drinking any fluids. Worse, even when they are awake, most people do not consume enough water. They’re at work, distracted, and drinking coffee.
Given that up to 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, there are numerous symptoms associated with a lack of water consumption. More water could be an easy fix if you’re feeling weak, tired, constipated, or have headaches.
Today, I’d like to discuss the benefits of drinking one liter of water on an empty stomach — which is usually first thing in the morning.
Japanese water therapy
Drinking water may not come to mind when you think of “therapy.” Those who do not drink enough water on a daily basis, on the other hand, will be surprised at how much better they can feel. Because it is a necessary and basic element, you should consume eight to ten cups per day.
Many ailments are thought to begin with an unhealthy, toxin-ridden gut in today’s modern society. That is why water therapy is recommended by Japanese traditional medicine. You can cleanse your stomach and support digestion by drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
This is said to help with weight loss, constipation, digestive issues, brain function, kidney health, skin health, and a variety of other issues. In India, a similar tradition known as Usha Paana Chikitsa is practiced. This translates roughly as “early morning water treatment.”
The advantages of drinking a liter of water on an empty stomach
When you think about it, our bodies are made up of roughly 70% water. The same can be said for the earth and almost every other living organism. It’s obvious that water is our natural lifeline, which is why you should make sure you’re getting enough of it!
When you switch from drinking little water to one liter of water per day, you may notice a few unexpected side effects at first. For example, if you gain a few pounds, don’t panic; your body is most likely retaining water. It will quickly adjust.
Are you ready to improve your health with minimal effort? Here are some of the ways your body and mind will benefit.
1. Cleanses the colon
I hope you’re not eating your lunch right now, because I’m about to discuss sludge. This is the accumulation of waste in your colon over time. Bacteria like to hide in places like this. You can loosen and expel this waste by cleansing the colon. As a result, you will be unable to absorb nutrients more quickly and efficiently.
2. Assists in weight loss
Water not only replaces high-calorie beverages, but drinking more water also helps your metabolism. You will experience diet-induced thermogenesis if you increase your caloric burn. One liter of water will also help you stave off hunger cues, preventing you from snacking on donuts all morning.
3. Aids in the function of the blood and the cells
Many people are unaware that water is required to support both blood and cell function. Inside your cells, approximately three-quarters of the water in your body is liquid. The rest is extracellular fluid, which includes but is not limited to blood plasma, lymph, and fluid between your cells.
4. Toxins are removed from your system
Unfortunately, even those who live a healthy, balanced lifestyle are exposed to a variety of toxins. Your kidneys, on the other hand, are able to properly filter and flush toxins when you drink plenty of water. You will also soften your stool, allowing toxins to be removed through regular bowel movements.
5. Improves the balance of your lymphatic system
Because lymph is approximately 95% water, if you do not drink enough, lymphatic fluid will not flow properly. This causes lymph congestion and, as a result, the accumulation of toxic cellular waste. Rather than repairing and nourishing your cells, your lymph will begin to harm and impair them.
6. Improves cognition
You will notice a difference in your mental energy and performance if you drink more water. According to one review, dehydration, no matter how mild, has an impact on homeostatic function. This can have a negative impact on cognitive performance. In fact, even a two percent dehydration can have serious consequences. Not only will your concentration, memory, and attention be affected, but so will your mood.
Are you ready to begin?
If you want to improve your immune function, increase your energy, flush your bowels, and so much more, it’s time to start drinking one liter of water on an empty stomach. When you first wake up, start drinking before brushing your teeth.
Then, for the next 45 minutes or so, don’t eat anything. If you find it easier to gradually increase your intake over the course of a week or so, do so.
Until next time, keep chuggin’!