Know About The 7 Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Empty Stomach

Let us take a look at 7 health benefits of drinking water empty stomach with expert, Ms Anam Golandaz, Clinical Dietitian, Masina Hospital, Mumbai.

 
Charu Sharma
Written by: Charu SharmaUpdated at: Nov 01, 2021 09:30 IST
Know About The 7 Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Empty Stomach

No matter what your favourite drink is and how many of those carbonated drinks you consume on a daily basis, when it comes to quenching one’s thirst, there is no better option than water. We all are well aware about the importance of hydration and several ways in which drinking an adequate amount of water can benefit our health and promote the proper functioning of various organ systems. Drinking water has benefits of its own, whether your stomach is empty or full. As water poses various properties that can help to improve your overall health it can also help in preventing as well as treating various underlying conditions. Where water comes along with so many benefits let us take a look at 7 health benefits of drinking water empty stomach with expert, Ms Anam Golandaz, Clinical Dietitian, Masina Hospital, Mumbai.

Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Empty Stomach

Where keeping yourself hydrated and drinking an adequate amount of water throughout the day is important for the proper functioning of the body’s organ systems and help in preventing various kinds of diseases, water is essential for life. Moreover, consuming an adequate amount of water on a regular basis can help a person in maximizing physical performance, boosting energy levels, improving brain functioning, enhancing skin quality and much more. While consumption of water comes out with so many benefits, the Japanese technique of water consumption on an empty stomach is said to be far more fruitful and beneficial. As we all have come across various remedy which suggest adding various things like lemon, honey, carom seeds and cinnamon to a glass of water and consuming it on an empty stomach, let us take a look at how the consumption of water on an empty stomach can be beneficial for health with Ms Anam Golandaz- “As we all know that water is essential for our life and our body requires it to function properly, it is a trending idea that if you want to be healthier then you should drink water, first thing in the morning. There are many added benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach. Doing so helps in rehydrating the body, as when we  go to sleep, that 6-8 hours of sleep is a long period that our body goes through without the consumption of water. Drinking 2-3 glasses of water right after waking up is a good way to rehydrate the body quickly.

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It also helps in moving the lower bowel for maintaining regularity and helps the digestive system. This practice is also beneficial in flushing out the toxins from the body. As during the night time when we are sleeping, out body tends to repair itself and cast out all the toxins in the body. As you drink water on an empty stomach in the morning you will be able to flush out all those harmful toxins from your body which will lead to a healthy and happy body. A few glasses of water in the morning can be very useful in flushing out the harmful toxins that are stored inside our body overnight. Another benefit of drinking water on an empty stomach is that it helps with metabolic activities. There are various studies that show that drinking water on an empty stomach can increase a person’s metabolic rate which is very important and especially for those who are working in direction to lose weight. An increased metabolic activity also helps in improving the digestive system and the gut health as well.”

As we have understood the importance drinking water first thing in the morning, let us take a quick look at the 7 health benefits of following this practice and ways in which it can be beneficial for our overall health.

#1. Cleanses Bowels

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A clean and healthy bowel can impact your mood to a great extent and hence keeping it clean becomes very important for overall health and well being. Drinking up wate on an empty stomach creates an urge to move the bowels and hence helps in regulating the digestive tract. This regulation of the digestive tract helps in keeping the bowel clean and helps to clear the waste from your body. Not just this but it also helps with conditions such as constipation and difficulty in passing stool. 

#2. Flushes Toxins

One of the most important roles that water plays in keeping us fit and healthy is by flushing out the harmful toxins from our body. Water is known as a natural detoxifier, it helps in eliminating toxins from your body and hence cleanses out the system. This elimination of toxins from the body helps in enhancing the skin quality, improves the functioning of various organ systems and prevents these toxins from building up inside the body.

#3. Prevents Kidney Stones

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With kidney stones being one of the most commonly found and newly emerging problems these days, it is important to look after the various factors responsible for tgis conditions and ways to prevent it. Drinking water on an empty stomach is beneficial for your kidney’s health in more that one way. From preventing kidney stones to preventing bladder infections, drinking water on an empty stomach helps in diluting the acids in the body and prevents the formation of kidney stones.

#4. Speeds Metabolism

Drinking water has been associated with stimulating the metabolism since forever. Drinking water on an empty stomach early in the morning is said to increase the metabolic rate and fasten up the process of digestion which results in a healthy weight loss. Fir people following strict diets and looking out for ways to lose weight in a healthy and effective manner, a glass or two of water first thing in the morning can be really helpful.

#5. Weight loss

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We all have come across various weight loss remedies which suggest that one should drink hot water with lemon, honey, cinnamon, fennel seeds, green tea and what not early in the morning in order to lose weight. Where everyone emphasises on the benefits of these additional ingredients for weight loss no one actually talks about how water can help. Well drinking a glass of water early in the morning, that too empty stomach helps in burning the calories fast by increasing the metabolic rate. Not just this but it also reduces acidity by flushing out the toxins from the body.

#6. Boosts Immunity

In the past two years, immunity and ways to strengthen it has been a hot topic around the globe. Where people from various regions had different ways of doing so, no one pondered upon the impotence of water in doing so. Water is known to prevent the infections from spreading inside our body by eliminating the harmful toxins. This elimination of toxins keeps various infections at a distance from our body and diseases at bay which eventually results in a stronger immune system.

#7. Enhances Skin Quality

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Along with its health benefits, water comes with some of its beauty benefits as well. Whereas in today's world everyone aspires for that perfect and glowing skin, drinking up a glass of water on an empty stomach can actually be helpful in solving all your skin vows. With dehydration being one of the main causes of dry and dull skin which further leads to the appearance of wrinkles and pores skin. Consuming a glass of water on an empty stomach can help in improving the skin quality and regulating the blood flow.

With inputs from Ms Anam Golandaz, Clinical Dietitian, Masina Hospital, Mumbai. 

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