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The healthy benefits of drinking water in the morning

Drinking warm water in the morning before eating or brushing your teeth is a practice that is becoming more and more commom in health and fitness circles around the world. Certain Asian cultures, such as the Chinese and Japanese consume warm water or tea during meals to help with digestion. This is presumably gentler on the digestive system than a chilled beverage which contrasts the warmth of the stomach and its digestive acids.

Cold water, some sources say, solidify fats you have eaten as they sit in the intestines, allowing them to remain undigested and turn into possibly disease-causing carcinogens in the body. Warm water helps to flush fats away.

Early morning water treatment, more specifically in the ancient Sanskrit language, Usha Paana Chikitsa, is said to be the cure for many common sicknesses and ailments, even cancer!

Before brushing teeth, eating or drinking anything, early morning water therapy says you must consume 4X160ml glasses of water. If for whatever you cannot handle all that water(just over half a litre) drink a smaller amount and work your way up to the full dosage.

The amount of water reccommended varies from source to source online. Some say to drink upwards to a litre and a half of water each morning. Personally, I find that a few cups of warm water do indeed help me fell better in the morning and help me to lead an active and energy-filled day. This, of course is paired with proper nutrition and rest, as well as daily exercise. You might have to pee a couple of times after drinking a bunch of water, but think of this as flushing toxins and other unused elements out of your body.

You can spice up your early morning water routine with a few drops of fresh lime juice, which has a number of healthy benefits on its own.

Check out these references for more information on the healthy benefits of early morning water treatment.

Water Therapy

Drink water first thing in the morning

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