FoodThe amazing benefits of drinking water first thing in the morning

The amazing benefits of drinking water first thing in the morning

Drinking water - Delicacies
Drinking water - Delicacies
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1:41 PM EDT, June 27, 2024

Most of us feel the need to drink something immediately after waking up. Some go straight for an energy boost in coffee or tea, while others stick to water. Dr. Magdalena Cubała-Kucharska decided to summarize the effects of drinking water on an empty stomach.

Many of us start our daily duties immediately after waking up, whether it's taking care of children, work, school, or even a dog who's already waiting for us at the door with a pleading look. With such a pace of life, few of us have time to focus on our health. Hence, the fondness for morning coffee is supposed to boost energy for a good morning. However, there is a drink that will get us on our feet even better.

A drink better than coffee

It's been a mantra for years to reach for a glass of water more often. Dr. Magdalena Cubała-Kucharska, a doctor running the Institute of Integrative Medicine near Warsaw, talked about the benefits of drinking water in the morning on her Instagram. It turns out that one glass of lukewarm water can work absolutely wonders.

Dr. Cubała summarized the benefits of drinking water in the morning. Each point is real "gold" and proof that it's worth making drinking water your daily morning ritual.

A woman pouring water into a glass from a plastic bottle
A woman pouring water into a glass from a plastic bottle© Adobe Stock | PAWEL_KACPEREK

Why drink water on an empty stomach?

As Dr. Cubała explains, water hydrates the digestive tract and intensifies the secretion of digestive juices, thus stimulating the digestive system to work. Thanks to water, the intestines work better, which helps eliminate problems with bowel movements. Drinking water also supports the body's detoxification process.

Reaching for a glass of this drink regularly helps maintain good health. Dr. Cubała emphasizes that although water's impact on the skin is the most well-known context, this fluid excellently affects all tissues.

Water. Illustrative photo.
Water. Illustrative photo.© Licensor | Olga Yastremska, New Africa, Africa Studio

Drink to your health

It seems that drinking water on an empty stomach has a beneficial effect on the body. Moreover, preparing water is much less time-consuming than brewing coffee. So, if you're short on time in the morning, it's worth considering reaching for water to boost your energy. It will allow for an equally effective, if not better, start to the day.

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