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All of us drinks water, some more and others less - depending on what our body

need. Water is of absolute importance to all living things so it is essential to keep our

bodies fresh and topped up to keep working properly.


Water regulates the Earth’s temperature and also regulates the temperature of the

human body, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushion joints, protects organs and

tissues and removes body wastes.


Studies proved that a person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water. When the body’s water requirement is not met, this will result

with a variety of negative short or long term health consequences.


On average, the body of an adult human being contains 60% water. Most of the water in the human body is contained inside our cells. In fact, our billions of cells must have water to live.


The total amount of water in our body is found in three main locations: within our cells (two-thirds of the water), in the space between our cells and in our blood (one-third of the water). For example, a 70-kg man is made up of about 42L of total water.


In comparison, a newborn’s body is composed of more water (75%) than that of an elderly person (50%). Also, the more muscular a body is, the more water it contains. Conversely, the more fat in the body, the less water the body contains – as body fat has little water. Likewise, all our vital organs contain different amounts of water: the brain, the lungs, the heart, the liver and the kidneys contain a large quantity of water – between 65 to 85% depending on the organ, while bones contain less water (but still 31%.

New morning ritual: Drinking water on empty stomach is working wonders

A popular morning ritual by Japanese women that is now deeply rooted within Japanese culture involves a form of water treatment. Most Japanese women drink water immediately upon waking. This has been scientifically proven to help remedy a number of body disorders. Compared to the US and other western countries, most of Japan’s population does not suffer from obesity and diabetes.

This proven method is good for treating body disorders, menstrual disorders, and eye-related ailments. Add to this, you will feel invigorated the whole day after following this water treatment.

  • Drink approximately 160 ml of water four times immediately after waking up, before brushing and on an empty stomach.
  • Don’t eat anything for the next 45 minutes.
  • Drink water at least 30 minutes before eating, but not during the following two hours after breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • If you cannot drink four glasses of water on an empty stomach, then you can begin with one glass or as much as your body supports. You can gradually increase the intake of water till you reach the desired level of 640 ml.

Estimated timetable of results (varies)

  • Diabetes or high blood pressure patients: allow 30 days
  • Suffers of constipation and Gastritis: allow 10 days
  • TB patients: allow 90 days.
  • It is always recommended that you consult with your health provider before starting any procedures that will affect your health.

Fundamental benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach:

1. Helps rid toxins from our body

Drinking water naturally urges movement in your bowels. At night, your body repairs itself and casts out all the toxins in the body. When you drink water on an empty stomach in the morning, you will flush out these harmful toxins, leaving your body fresh and healthy. By drinking plenty of water you can help increase the production of muscle cells and new blood cells in the body.

2. Improve skin complexion and radiance

Dehydration is the main enemy of premature wrinkles and deep pores in the skin. Studies showed that drinking 500 ml of water on an empty stomach increases blood flow in the skin and makes skin glow. Drinking more water throughout the day means that your body is being assisted in releasing toxins making the skin more radiant.

3. Relieves heartburn and indigestion

When there is increased acidity in the stomach, indigestion is the unwanted result. We suffer from heartburn when the acid refluxes into our esophagus. When drinking water on an empty stomach, these acids are pushed down and get diluted, easing the problem.

4. Improve our body’s metabolism

Drinking water on an empty stomach can increase metabolic rate by at least 24%. It is very essential for those people who are on a strict diet to follow a regular routine for easy digestion. An increased metabolic rate means an improved digestive system.  Drinking water immediately after waking up purifies the colon, making it easier to absorb nutrients and make you feel less hungry thus preventing weight gain caused by overeating.

5. Supports and strengthens immune system

A strong immune system will help keep you safe from various diseases and sickness. Drinking water on an empty stomach helps in flushing and balancing the lymphatic system, which leads to increased levels of immunity.

6. Helps prevent kidney stones and bladder Infections

Drinking water immediately after waking up is important because it dilutes the acids which lead to stones in the kidney. The more water you drink the more you will be protected from various kinds of bladder infections caused by toxins.

7. Promotes smooth, healthy and shiny hair

Hair growth gets impacted by dehydration. Drinking plenty of water nourishes your hair from the inside out. Water makes up almost ¼ of the weight of a hair strand. An insufficient intake of water can cause brittle hair and thin hair strands. Making it a habit everyday to drink water on an empty stomach can improve the quality of your hair to a greater extent.

With the above health benefits of drinking water immediately after waking up, here’s hoping that you could improve your lifestyle and make positive changes beneficial for your health. Drink on..!


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