The best way to break-the-fast from the night before is to drink a cup of warm or hot water first thing without anything in it. Drink warm or hot water as it is gentler on the empty stomach.
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 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.
Drink Enough Water for Peak Energy and Health
My suggestion is, if you do not do this already, drink only purified water as most tap water is full of chemicals.
Bottled water in plastic bottles is not a good alternative as it is full of the chemicals from the plastic.
I always drink water that is filtered with a good water filter.
After much research I recently had installed an APEC Water System and am very happy with it.
The water tastes so clean and seems sweet. It is the best water filter I have used in my home. This is the filter I am happily using:
APEC Water Systems Top Tier-Built in USA-Ultra Safe, Premium 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System
- Start with one cup of warm or hot water.
- Gradually increase it to two cups.
- Over time you can increase it to three cups.
- If at any point you feel like you are gagging on the water or feeling nauseous; stop as there is no point forcing. What is happening is your body is cleansing; toxins are being released.
It is important that the water has nothing in it as I said above to help the body detox.
It is important to Drink Water at the correct times
Best Times of Day For Drinking Water
Drinking water at certain time maximizes it’s effectiveness on the body:
- 2 – 3 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs.
- 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion.
- 1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure.
- 1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack.
The above drinking times is according to a cardiac specialist.
Lemon Water – AKA Sugar Free Lemon-Aid is a good drink to add after your morning water.