Drink Enough Water for Peak Energy and Health
It’s important how we start our day. During the night while you are sleeping, you become dehydrated. You not been drinking anything for hours and your body needs to be re-hydrated. Also, your body has been working hard in repair mode and the digestive system hopefully has had a rest. We have done a mini fast since our last evening meal. In the morning we are breaking-the-fast. I was at a health talk in 1997 when I learned what to do first thing in the morning. It is good for the body to drink a cup of warm or hot water first thing without anything in it. It is the best way to break-the-fast from the night and cleanse. Drink warm or hot water as it is gentler on the empty stomach. It is important that the water has nothing in it so that is passes through right away. If it contains anything at all, it will stay in your stomach up to one hour so that does not work well.
Why and What happens when we drink water first in the morning:
- The water cleanses, flushing out all in your digestive system and kidney and bladder.
- Usually a bowel movement will follow soon after the second cup of water. Mine often is right after the first cup.
Over the years I gradually increased my one cup to two cups of hot or warm water. Five years ago when I was at a talk with with a woman from the Indian tradition of healing she asked who in the room drank hot water first thing in the morning? I was in a room full of health-conscious people and all of them put their hands up. Then she asked who drank two cups and I was the only one. Now I drink 3 cups first thing most mornings.