MILAN – Have you ever tried, in the morning as soon as you wake up, to drink water on an empty stomach? The Japanese have made this a true health and beauty routine because they believe that drinking water on an empty stomach is good not only for the body for but also for the mind. According to what is reported in the IndiaTimes portal, in fact, drinking water in the morning – before even having breakfast, is a true panacea for our wellbeing. Let’s discover together about the benefits of this routine.
It eliminates toxins
In the morning, drinking a glass of water on an empty stomach helps to eliminate the toxins accumulated overnight. In fact, water stimulates their expulsion through urine. To intensify this detox effect it is advisable to add the juice of half a lemon to the water. Depurification assured.
It speeds up metabolism
Some studies, like the one published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggest that, drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning can speed up metabolisms by up to 24%. Kick-starting the metabolism at the start of the day means burning more fat and therefore lose weight.
It improves the immune system
The consumption of water on an empty stomach can contribute to balance our lymphatic system, a vital part of the immune system which protects and prevents fevers and other diseases.
It improves hair’s health and shine
Dehydration has a negative impact not only on our skin but also on our hair. Without adequate hydration, in fact, hair roots can become dry, rough and fragile. Moreover, water is necessary to transport the vitamins our hair need. Drinking water in the morning, when the body is still properly hydrated, will make your hair healthier and shinier.
It prevents migraines
Drinking water, especially in the morning, helps to keep migraines at bay. Dehydration is, in fact, one of the causes of migraines. To prevent headaches it is advised, in any case, to keep well hydrated, starting from the morning.
It improves the skin
Dehydration is one of the main causes of the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots on the skin (often caused by the accumulation of toxins). Drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning increases the blood flow, making the skin healthier and more luminous.
It increases energy
You are mistaken if you think that the only way to start the day is to drink a cup of coffee. Water, infact, stimulates the growth of red cells more quickly than any other drink, leading to a greater supply of oxygen in the blood. The combination of these two factors will make your day more energetic. Try it and see it.
by Alessandro Michielli
June 6, 2017