Five Reasons to Drink Water First Thing In The Morning
While most of us are aware of the importance of maintaining proper hydration, many people opt for coffee to get going in the morning. While you may need a caffeine jolt to help your morning AM run more smoothly, there are a number of reasons why you should be reaching for your water jug before you even think of putting on the coffee pot.
Water First Thing Boosts Body Cleansing:
When you drink water in the morning, especially before you eat breakfast, it can help to cleanse your colon. This helps to maintain digestive health and makes it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients in the food you consume later in the day.
You Can Increase Production of Blood Cells:
Drinking a glass or two of water before you take your morning exercise can help increase the production of new muscle tissue and blood cells. This means that not only are you properly hydrated for your exercise session, but you can improve muscle tissues and oxygen flow throughout the body, with new blood cell production.
Increase Your Potential for Weight Loss:
According to research drinking chilled water can help jumpstart your potential for weight loss. A 16-ounce glass of chilled water could boost your metabolism in the morning by 24%. If you are trying to shift a few extra pounds, this could be a fantastic way to burn off those extra calories.
Help Your Skin Look Great:
Drinking water helps purge any toxins from your blood and body. This can contribute to healthy looking, glowing skin. Of course, drinking plenty of the water also helps keep your skin supple and avoid dryness, but drinking water first thing may mean that you need to spend less time on your morning routine, since your skin already looks great.
Rebalance Your Lymphatic System:
Drinking water first thing in the morning can be a great way to help your body rebalance your lymphatic systems. Your lymph systems are important with a number of vital body functions including balancing fluid levels and fighting infection. This means that taking a little time to drink some water first thing in the morning could help you fight off the coughs and colds which are going around your office.
The Importance of Good Quality Water:
While you may now be convinced that you need to reach for water before you drink your morning coffee, you should be aware that not all drinking water is the same. To obtain the maximum health benefits from drinking water first thing in the morning, you need to ensure that you are drinking good quality water. You should avoid drinking water which has been left standing out overnight at your bedside. Instead, you should look to drink a glass of fresh chilled water.
Ideally, your water will be free from contaminants such as nitrates, which could compromise the potential health benefits. A home water filter or treatment system can help you avoid the costly expense of bottled water, while allowing you to enjoy great tasting quality water. This will mean that not only can you stay perfectly hydrated, but you could also enjoy all of the health benefits and make a great start to your day.
About The Author:
Greg Scott is President of Valparaiso based Miracle/EcoWater Systems, the premier water conditioning company in Northwest Indiana serving the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County areas. A 3rd generation water treatment professional, Greg grew up in the family owned business started by his grandfather in the late fifties. He has made water treatment his life and under his direction and high-standards, the company’s water treatment experience, knowledge, and products are unrivaled in region.