The benefits of water are known to everybody, but did you know that drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning is a habit with many virtues? The Japanese have adopted it for centuries, to the point to make it a tradition. Check out in this article the multiple benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach upon waking and technique to make it effective.
Water, like oxygen, is an indispensable element for our survival and for all life processes. Water is especially important because it is one of the first elements of our body, making it essential for its operation.
Indeed, our body is composed of about 60% water. It plays multiple roles, including:
– Regulation of body temperature
– Maintaining the hydration of the skin
– Production of saliva, which helps in food swallowing
– Waste disposal
– Joint lubrication
– Improving mental and cognitive activity.
This is why doctors continue to preach the importance of drinking enough water during the day. Water requirements vary for each person (weight, lifestyle, age …), but in general, an adult should drink at least 6 cups of water per day.
It is important to drink water throughout the day but especially in the morning on an empty stomach.
Why drinking water on an empty stomach?
In addition to hydrate the body and stimulate and boost its full functionalities, drinking water on an empty stomach has many other benefits. This allows eliminating toxins and waste that can accumulate in the body and thus prevent many diseases.
Drinking water on an empty stomach also helps in treating some health problems due to its cleaning power. It helps relieve headaches, meningitis, gastritis, diarrhea, constipation, eye diseases, vomiting, kidney and urinary problems, asthma, bronchitis, epilepsy, cholesterol, heart problems, menstrual disorders, etc.
How to do it?
Here’s how to drink water on an empty stomach, according to the traditional Japanese medicine, to enjoy its benefits:
– As soon as you wake up, before brushing your teeth, drink 4 glasses of water at room temperature (never cold)
– Try not to eat or drink for 45 minutes after drinking this water
– After this time, you can take your breakfast
– It is recommended not to drink or eat anything two hours after the main meal of the day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Elderly or patients who are unable to drink 4 glasses of water on an empty stomach can begin with smaller quantities, according to their ability, gradually increasing it to achieve the recommended 4 cups of water each morning.
How long should you follow this “treatment”?
Ideally, this habit should be adopted for life and become a healthy habit that maintains overall health and prevents many diseases.
But it is also possible to follow this method for precise periods. For example, to relieve gastritis or constipation, do this treatment for 10 days.
This method will help you improve your overall health and will bring a great deal of energy, only by performing a simple gesture. This treatment has no side effects, but be prepared nonetheless to make few trips to the restroom quite often!