Since 70-75% of our bodies are made up of water, it is essential to keep if hydrated with a fresh intake of water at all times. Not only is this beneficial for your overall well-being, but it could also lead to several short and long term consequences.
Flushes out toxins from your system first thing in the morning
A few glasses of water in the morning can help flush out all the toxins that your body accumulates overnight.
Protects your colon from infection
Water can stimulate movement in your bowels and also help regularise your morning trips to the bathroom. It also helps flush out all the sludge accumulated in your colon, which can help prevent the onset of colon disorders in the future. This process can also hasten the process of the absorption of nutrients from your meals later during the day.
Increases your metabolism through the day
It can boost your metabolism by up to 24%! A higher metabolic rate right at the start of your day also means that you will digest your food faster and more efficiently, which would result in greater weight loss in the long run.
Drinking water before meals helps in weight-loss
Consuming up to 500ml of water 30 minutes before your meals 3 times a day for 12 weeks helped lose up to 2 kilos of body weight. This effect occurs because having water before your meals help reduce the energy you intake from the food. So start your day by consuming water about 30-minutes before you eat.
Boosts your immune system through the day
Consuming water on an empty stomach can help bring balance to your lymphatic system; a vital part of your immune system. This process will help your body ward of viruses, keeping diseases at bay.
May prevent headaches or migraines
People often ignore this well-known fact. One of the primary reasons for a migraine or a headache is dehydration. Beginning your day with a glass of water can offset the chances of developing one. Continue drinking water through the day to prevent the onset of one.
Increases your energy levels in the morning
Water can stimulate faster growth of red blood cells in your system and generates more oxygen in your blood. The combination of these two factors will give you a good burst of energy.
Clears out and improves your complexion
Dehydration is one of the primary causes for the development of wrinkles in your skin and dark patches that often show up due to the accumulation of toxins in your system.Keeping your body hydrated from the start of the day helps promote a sustained flow of blood to your skin and releases toxins from your system.
Promotes the growth of healthy hair
Dehydration also has a direct impact on the condition of your hair. The roots of the hair can become dry, rough, and brittle if they do not receive a sufficient amount of water. Additionally, water is needed to transport the vitamins they need as well at all times. So giving your hair some hydration at the start of your day, when your body is in a state of dehydration can help in the long-run.
By – Assistant Professor – Mr. Akbar Nawaz
Department of Nursing
Uttaranchal (P.G.) College Of Bio-Medical Sciences & Hospital