No matter how strange it seems to start the day with a glass of warm water, the health benefits are numerous and amazing.
Most of us start the day with coffee or tea, but Ayurveda advises us to change this morning routine and start drinking lukewarm water on empty stomach every morning.
Feel free to add some lemon juice to the water if you hate the taste. This will improve your overall health, speed up the metabolism, help digestion and improve elimination of toxins, so your body will be very grateful.
Some of the benefits of drinking warm water on an empty stomach, every morning:
Lukewarm water in the morning will improve circulation and help the elimination of toxins.
It can help the process of weight loss, because warm water increase body temperature and speeds up the metabolism. This way the body can burn fat faster. Also, this has some positive effects on the kidneys and excretion organs.
Drinking warm water on an empty stomach can slow down the process of aging, because it eliminates toxins from the body which, amongst other benefits, makes the skin clean, healthy and elastic.
Warm water can be a powerful medicine in relieving menstrual pain, by relaxing the abdominal muscles and preventing cramps. Not only menstrual, warm water has the same effect on all cramps, because it improves capillary circulation and relaxes the muscles.
Cleanses digestive organs
A glass of lukewarm water in the morning, on an empty stomach, will detoxify your body, because it helps the breakdown of food in stomach, maintaining the proper functioning of the intestinal tract.
Fluids dissolve food very fast, helping digestion. If you drink cold water while eating, it will thicken the fats from the meal and create fat layers in the intestines. So replace it with warm water, to help the process of digestion, especially after the meal.
Helps with congestion
Abdominal issues are often caused by poor functioning of the bowels; lack of water will cause cramps and bloating. So, drink a glass of lukewarm water on empty stomach to improve bowel movement and provide proper functioning of the entire organism.