In Japan, it is common practice to drink two full glasses of water upon waking. Itís said have the ability to fully cure a number of diseases, including cancer, as well as provide a host of other benefits. And I think they may be on to something.
As a nation, Japan has the overall greatest longevity, currently hosting over 50,000 centenarians, or 100+ year olds. Whether itís the water practice or something in the tea they drink, we can learn a few tricks from the Japanese.
So regardless if this practice will save your life as they believe, here a look at many of the other proven benefits of drinking two full glasses of water upon waking.1) It rehydrates your dehydrated body
When you wake up after a long sleep, your body is naturally dehydrated. No matter how much water you drank the day before, you have used up your stores and itís time to refill the tank.
The first thing drinking water after waking up will do is provide your cells with much needed, life giving water.
Most people prefer drinking a cup of coffe but drinking a 16 oz. cup of coffee, which will further dehydrate your already thirsty body.
Partaking in this immediate rehydration will have major noticeable benefits including:
Ė Feeling more refreshed
Ė Having more natural energy throughout the morning
Ė Being healthier & happier2) Flushes out toxins
After nourishing your cells, drinking water after waking up will flush unwanted toxins out of your body.
While you sleep your body repairs itself, replenishes energy and balances hormones. The result is toxins and other waste materials being released and waiting to be flushed out.
After clearing your body of these toxins, you will feel great and be able to absorb more nutrients from a well-balanced breakfast.
This also leads to clear skin and better overall well being.3) Fires up your metabolism
Drinking water is a crucial tactic when it comes to weight loss. But drinking water after waking up is the most optimal way to do it.
Think of drinking water after waking up as an alarm clock for your metabolism. This morning water kick starts your metabolism & has been proven to increase your calorie burning potential throughout the day.
Not only that, but water actually fills you up & curbs your appetite, allowing you to make smarter choices for your breakfast.
These smart choices tend to roll over to smarter choices throughout the day. If you know anything about healthy eating, then you know that this momentum is so powerful. Thereís no better way to start that momentum than with a tall glass of delicious water4) Fuels your brain
Hereís a fun fact; your brain is 75% water.
If youíve been drinking enough of it, you will know that without water your brain is not going to function at its optimal level.
A morning glass of water will leave you feeling sharp and clear throughout the day, giving you an edge over all the dehydrated zombies youíll encounter.5) Keeps you regular & relieves constipation
The main cause of constipation is dehydration.
Drinking water when you wake up will not only cure dehydration but it will help relieve constipation, help to keep you regular and promote a morning bowel movement. This is a great way to start the day.6) Prevents and cures disease
In Japan it is believed that drinking water this way can cure even the harshest diseases over time. I am not a scientist, or a doctor, but what I do know is that doing this will certainly help cure disease and can certainly help prevent them, even if the effects are subtle.
Something that is so healthy and good for you, if not performing miracles, is going to have a positive impact on your health.
One of my biggest beliefs is to control what you can, and donít worry about the rest. Something like drinking a glass of water when you wake up is certainly under your control, so why not do it.7) Its completely refreshing
Last, but certainly not least, the 7th reason you should partake in the practice of drinking water after waking up is because of how good and refreshed it will make you feel. There really is nothing more refreshing than waking up, dry mouthed, and enjoying lifeís purest substance.
So as you wake up in the morning, grab 2 cups of water or 1 to start with though its not scientifically proven that the water intake of the Japanese is what gives them longer lives,but try to control what you can, and think about adding two glasses of water to your morning routine. It may be the best decision you ever made..