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November 27, 2016: Our body comprises of 70% water if our body’s water requirement is not met, it can have a variety of negative health consequences. In Japan, there was a ritual of drinking water immediately after waking up in the morning. And, it is considered to be very healthy and it keeps away a lot of diseases. Maybe this is the reason why unlike the US and other western countries people of Japan suffer less from disorders like obesity, diabetes etc.

We should also make a positive change in our life by embracing the practice for our own good. Here are some of the benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach.



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1. Helps to get rid of the Toxins from the Body

Drinking water naturally urges the movement in your bowels. At night, our body repairs itself and it casts out all toxins in the body. When we drink water on an empty stomach, right after we wake up in the morning, it flushes out the harmful toxins and leaves the body fresh and healthy.

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2. It Improves Metabolism
Metabolic rate can increase if we drink water on an empty stomach. An increased metabolic rate will improve the digestive system and will be able to digest faster. Drinking water on empty stomach immediately after waking up in the morning purifies the colon, and it makes it easier to absorb the nutrients.

3. Improves Skin Radiance
It is because of dehydration that people face premature wrinkles and deep pores in their skin. Drinking water on an empty stomach will increase the blood flow in the skin and will make the skin glow. Since it also releases toxins, it will make the skin more radiant.

4. Healthy and Smooth Hair
Drinking water nourishes the hair from the inside out. An insufficient intake of water can cause dehydration which can lead to brittle hair and thin hair strands. Drinking water on an empty stomach can also improve the quality of the hair to a greater extent.

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5. Prevents Bladder Infections and Kidney Stones
Drinking water after waking up can prevent kidney stones and can also keep bladder infections away. Drinking water on an empty stomach dilutes the acids which eventually lead to stones in the kidney. And, it will protect the bladder from various kinds of infections that can be caused by the toxins.

6. Increases Immune System
Drinking water on an empty stomach flushes out toxins and balances the lymphatic system, which increases the levels of immunity. And it is known to all that a strong immune system will keep us far from diseases.

– by Pinaz Kazi of NewsGram. Twitter: @PinazKazi


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