What do you drink first when you wake up? Do you need a cup of coffee to get through the day at all, or do you reach for a cup of tea? Whatever it is, it is better to drink a (large) glass of water first. Of course, water is a healthy drink anyway, but it has more benefits than you might know.
The benefits of drinking a glass of water early in the morning at a glance:
1. Good for your digestion
According to a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism drinking water can increase your metabolism by thirty percent. If you drink a glass of water on an empty stomach, your digestion will be helped and it will get the best start.
2. No more stomach acid complaints
If you drink a glass of water right away in the morning, it cleans food acids from your esophagus. This is also good for your teeth, which then get a cleaning right away.
3. It can prevent kidney stones
It is actually the best way to prevent kidney stones. This dilutes the substances in the urine that can cause kidney stones. However, you should not overdo it, but do not forget to drink enough water.
4. Goodbye headaches
Dehydration is one of the leading causes of headaches. Drinking a glass of water immediately after getting up every day can save you from having a headache attack. But make sure that this is not your last glass on a day, otherwise the headache will still come.
5. Natural detox
What you really want is to ensure that the small intestine remains hydrated and that the water balance of your body remains under control. Your stomach emptying rate (how much you urinate) is accelerated by the amount you drink. The more you urinate, the more toxins you flush out. It’s that simple.
6. It promotes your bowel movements
A glass of water on an empty stomach also helps regulate your digestion. If you have trouble going to the bathroom in the morning, this might be a good idea for you.
7. Sick less often
To control a cold or the flu, you need to keep your lymphatic system (part of your immune system – hydrated). If you drink a glass of water immediately after getting up, you will give your lymphatic system a boost immediately.
8. Smooth skin
Your body is busy at night repairing and renewing cells in your body, including your skin. If you drink a glass of water in the morning, it is easier for your body to excrete waste products. Water also gives your skin a nice glow (even if you just drink it during the day or in the evening). Water also ensures elasticity and vitality of the skin, so you prevent wrinkles.
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