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The first thing that you do in the morning sets the tone for your day. Research has shown that those who start their day with a glass of water are more successful, happier, and healthier than those who don't!
Here are 7 reasons to drink a glass of water immediately after you wake up and start your day.
Drink water to cleanse your system of toxins
You may not immediately think of water as a detoxifying agent, but it is. When you drink water at the start of your day, it flushes toxins from your body. When the water enters your system, it begins to dilute any harmful substances in your stomach and intestines so they can be washed away more readily by waste excretion mechanisms.
Drinking water is particularly crucial after you wake up since you will have gone several hours without drinking anything. When your body is dehydrated, it has to work harder than usual so you can perform all of the bodily functions that require water in order for them to run smoothly.
Water helps you feel full, so you'll eat less throughout the day
According to recent studies, drinking a glass of water before eating can help you reduce caloric intake throughout the day. Researchers have found that when people drink two cups of water right before their meal, they tend to eat less than those who do not drink any water!
The reason for this is because your brain will interpret the full feeling in your stomach as a cue that you are no longer hungry, so it will tell your body to stop looking for food.
Drinking cold water first thing in the morning is a great way to give yourself an energy boost.
Did you know that drinking cold water at the start of your day can actually help boost your energy and metabolic rate? When you drink two cups of cold water, it causes an increase in calorie burning for 30 minutes after.
The reason why this happens is that when the body warms itself up by increasing the metabolic rate it needs to burn more calories in order to do so. Drinking cold water causes the body's metabolism to work harder than usual, which means you'll burn more calories throughout your day!
It's important for your body to stay hydrated
You may not know, but your body loses water even when you're asleep through breathing, sweating, and digestion. This is why drinking water at the start of your day is important to your health.
If you have to wait until you're feeling dehydrated, then know that at that point, your body is already struggling to perform its daily functions. After all, water is the medium in which nutrients are transported through the blood and into cells that need them.
Drinking plenty of water will make your skin look healthier and more radiant
Collagen is the protein that gives your skin its strength and structure. As your body loses water during your sleep, collagen production slows down to a crawl which leads to dryness, sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
That's why it's important for your body to replace the water it has lost immediately at the start of your day. Doing so will make your skin look healthier and more radiant throughout the day.
Drinking water immediately after you wake helps with weight loss
Drinking a glass of warm or cold water first thing in the morning before eating breakfast can help burn calories. The reason for this is that it speeds up your metabolism and gets things going faster to prepare the body for the day ahead.
Since you'll already have an increased metabolism, you'll be able to burn more calories throughout the day without having to go out of your way.
Drinking water first thing in the morning helps flush out salt deposits from cells.
When you go to sleep at night, your body slowly becomes dehydrated. This explains why many people experience morning headaches or just feel tired or groggy in the morning.
Drinking a glass of water in the morning helps hydrate your cells and flush out salt deposits from them. This is particularly important if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol or caffeinated beverages, which can cause further dehydration.
If this is not enough to wake you up in the morning, add some lemon juice and honey so that it tastes better. However, remember that thirst doesn't lie when it comes to your body's hydration level. If you are experiencing symptoms of dehydration, be sure to drink some water.
Let's wrap it up
So there you have it — 7 reasons you may not have thought about why drinking water in the morning is so important!
Of course, I'm not saying that drinking water immediately after you wake up is enough to keep you healthy and hydrated. You should be drinking water regularly throughout the day (at least six to eight glasses) and drinking more if you're exercising or in a hot environment.
The bottom line is that it's never too late to start improving your health by combining an early morning routine with drinking water first thing in the morning. You'll feel better, have more energy, and be ready to take on the day!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Daniel Edulan Melana
Charlene Gallant from Cape Town, South Africa on October 15, 2021:
I love drinking my glass of water with a teaspoon of apple cider in the morning:) Thank you for great read Daniel