We live in a dehydrated society.Ai?? Coffee, sodas, and other drink alternatives are literally sucking us dry.Ai?? We may not go so far as some people in saying that drinking at least half your body weight in ounces a day of water can cure any and all diseases, but we do concur that your overall health will definitely be benefited.Ai?? Perhaps, though, youai??i??ve already heard all the perks of drinking water.Ai?? Hereai??i??s one specific aspect to it, however, you may not have yet heard about.

When you get up in the morning, drink.Ai?? This is perhaps the most important and crucial time of the day to do it (other than when youai??i??re out exercising).Ai?? Why?Ai?? Consider:

1. Your stomach is empty.Ai?? This means that the gastric juice inside which contains gastric acid (HCl) is in direct contact with the inner lining of the stomach.Ai?? If youai??i??re prone to acid reflux or just overall acidity (which most Americans are), your condition will be more aggravated, and diluting this acid in your stomach will help greatly.

2.Ai?? Itai??i??s been 7 to 8 hours since you last drank, but your kidneys have been filtering out the impurities from the blood during the night.Ai?? Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of water will help to get rid of these toxins through the urine.Ai?? Get that out of you!

3. Lastly, drinking will stimulate your gastro intestinal reflex, allowing proper evacuation of the bowels.Ai?? Do you suffer from constipation?Ai?? Drinking more water, especially first thing in the morning, may alleviate it.

Several studies have also linked drinking water to better brain health.Ai?? After all, brain tissue is said to consist of 85% water.Ai?? “Cognitive performance can be improved by having a drink of water,” concluded Caroline Edmonds and Ben Jeffes of the University of East London after a study involving 6 to 7 year old children (http://mediconweb.com/health-wellness/14-benefits-of-drinking-adequate-water).

In the end, from preventing kidney stones to gout to heart attacks to atherosclerosis (the primary cause of heart attacks) to having healthier skin and a faster metabolic rate ai??i?? you simply canai??i??t go wrong by upping the H20.

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