2/3rd of our body is made up of water and water is nearly 70% of our body weight?
Maintaining baseline hydration status is important for adequate functioning of each and every cell and organ of our body. It is impossible for our kidneys, heart, nervous system, metabolism, digestive system and muscles to work efficiently without adequate water.
Moreover drinking warm water on an empty stomach immediately after waking up can provide enormous health benefits for curing a multitude of health conditions, ranging from joint pain to autoimmune health issues.
Health benefits of drinking water on empty stomach
1 :: Water helps to purify internal organs
2 :: It cleanses GI tract, enabling it to absorb nutrients from the food
3 :: It can elp produce new blood (hematopoiesis) and muscle cells
4 :: It helps to boost metabolism thereby leads to weight loss
5 :: It can purge toxins from the body and gives you a healthy, glowing skin
6 :: Regulates functioning of lymphatic system and thus improves immunity
Although mechanism underlying the beneficial effects of water therapy has not been explicated, yet drinking warm water on an empty stomach has been proved to be a cure of diseases like
- Body ache
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Diabetes mellitus
- Bronchial asthma
- Urinary tract diseases
- Eye diseases
- Cell mutations
- Menstrual disorders
- Diseases of ear, nose and throat
Procedure of drinking warm water on an empty stomach
It is advisable to take physician consent especially for the following before start practicing it
1 :: Patients with kidney disease, hypertension and organ transplantation
2 :: Person on medications like that to cure hypertension
3 :: Persons passing urine less than three times a day
- Drink 4X160 ml glasses of water (warm) after you wake up, before doing anything else, including brushing your teeth
- You can clean and brush your teeth after drinking water, but refrain yourself from eating or drinking anything for next 45 minutes
- Beginners, sick and elderly people can start the process slowly and then can gradually increase to 4 glasses at a time.
How much time it may take to show health benefits?
Drinking water on empty stomach, if followed regularly, can slow the progression of following diseases
- Hypertension- 30 days
- Gastritis- 10 days
- Diabetes- 30 days
- Cancer- 180 days
- Constipation- 10 days
- Patients suffering from arthritis should follow this therapy for 3 days only in first week and then can progress gradually to a daily regimen
Why warm water?
It has been proved that cold water consumed after meals can solidify the oil/fat component of the food, makes it hard to metabolize and eventually can slow down the digestion
Our stomach acid reacts with this “sludge” and breaks it down into simpler forms. This can get attached to intestinal mucosa and is known to cause peptic ulcers and even cancer
On the other hand warm water provides a myriad of health benefits like:
- Helps Cure cough and cold
- Ameliorates pain
- Provides relaxation
- Prevents oxidation
- Aids in Detoxification. Eliminate Ama
- Prevents premature aging
- Slows the spread of Free radicals
- Helps in digestion and Natural Weight Loss
A word of Caution: Besides having tremendous health benefits, drinking large amount (more than 800 ml) of warm water at one go can lead to a condition called Hyponatremia (abnormally low blood sodium concentration).
This rapid dilution of sodium may cause significant intracellular swelling leading to many complications like nausea, vomiting, headache, memory loss, lethargy, irritability, seizures and coma. This can be fatal if not checked timely.