Sunday August 25, 2019

6 Amazing Things Will Happen if You Drink Water on an Empty Stomach after Waking Up

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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.

Representational image. Pixabay
Representational image. Pixabay

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

  • Ruchika Kumari

    Interesting facts…..we should try this

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Microplastics Contained in Drinking Water Pose “Low” Risk to Human Health at Current Levels

Microplastics enter drinking water sources mainly through run-off and wastewater effluent, the WHO said

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FILE - Bags filled with caps are pictured at the Association Bouchon d'Amour, which collects and recycles plastic caps in Martignas-Sur-Jalles, near Bordeaux, France, Nov. 23, 2018. VOA

Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

Studies over the past year on plastic particles detected in tap and bottled water have sparked public concerns, but the limited data appears reassuring, the U.N. agency said its first report on potential health risks associated with ingestion.

Microplastics enter drinking water sources mainly through run-off and wastewater effluent, the WHO said. Evidence shows that microplastics found in some bottled water seem to be at least partly because of the bottling process and/or packaging such as plastic caps, it said.

“The headline message is to reassure drinking water consumers around the world, that based on this assessment, our assessment of the risk is that it is low,” Bruce Gordon of the WHO’s department of public health, environmental and social determinants of health, told a briefing.

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Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers. Pixabay

What happens to plastic in the body?

The WHO did not recommended routine monitoring for microplastics in drinking water. But research should focus on issues including what happens to chemical additives in the particles once they enter the gastrointestinal tract, it said.

The majority of plastic particles in water are larger than 150 micrometres in diameter and are excreted from the body, while “smaller particles are more likely to cross the gut wall and reach other tissues,” it said.

Health concerns have centered around smaller particles, said Jennifer De France, a WHO technical expert and one of the report’s authors.

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“For these smallest size particles, where there is really limited evidence, we need know more about what is being absorbed, the distribution and their impacts,” she said.

More research is needed into risks from microplastics exposure throughout the environment — “in our drinking water, air and food,” she added.

Alice Horton, a microplastics researcher at Britain’s National Oceanography Centre, said in a statement on the WHO’s findings: “There are no data available to show that microplastics pose a hazard to human health, however this does not necessarily mean that they are harmless.”

“It is important to put concerns about exposure to microplastics from drinking water into context: we are widely exposed to microplastics in our daily lives via a wide number of sources, of which drinking water is just one,” she added.

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Studies over the past year on plastic particles detected in tap and bottled water have sparked public concerns, but the limited data appears reassuring, the U.N. agency said its first report. Pixabay

A credit card’s worth a week

Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental charity WWF International said in June. That study said the largest source of plastic ingestion was drinking water, but another major source was shellfish.

The biggest overall health threat in water is from microbial pathogens, including from human and livestock waste entering water sources, that cause deadly diarrhea disease, especially in poor countries lacking water treatment systems, the WHO said.

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About 2 billion people drink water contaminated with feces, causing nearly 1 million deaths annually, Gordon said, adding: “That has got to be the focus of regulators around the world.” (VOA)