All the cells, tissues, and organs in the body need water as a way to maintain the bodily functions and regulate temperature.
Water makes up more than two-thirds of our body weight, and the human brain is made up of 95% water, the blood is 82% water, and our lungs are 90% made up of it.
Yet, the body loses water through breathing, digestion, and sweating, so it is of high importance to rehydrate it by drinking water and eating foods that contain it.
Furthermore, water is needed to lubricate the joints, flush body waste, produce neurotransmitters and hormones, cushion the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues, and help the consumed food to pass through the intestines.
Therefore, drinking a glass of plain water in the morning, as soon as you wake up, will bring about countless health benefits.
-- Drinking water in the morning will neutralize the acidity in the stomach, which has been developed during the night, due to the production of the hydrochloric acid
-- The consumption of water in the morning will relieve your bowel movements and treat constipation
-- This habit will help digestion and won’t dilute the digestive juices as it does when drinking it during a meal
-- Muscle fatigue is often a result of the improper fluid and electrolyte balance in cells, so the consumption of a glass of water first thing in the morning will help you energize them
-- This will balance other bodily fluids, and help the saliva creation, blood circulation, and the absorption and transport of nutrients
-- You will prevent dehydration of the skin and thus prevent wrinkles and skin issues
-- It will help you relieve a hangover, by rehydrating the body, relieving the headaches, and fighting thirst
-- This habit will reduce your appetite and help weight loss
Are these reasons enough to start drinking a glass of water as soon as you wake up tomorrow morning? We bet they are! Take up this healthy habit and you will experience the first health improvements in a day!