5 Things That Can Happen To Your Body If You Start Drinking Water On An Empty Stomach

According to an article published by the healthline, 5 Things that can happen to your body if you start drinking water on an empty stomach. 

1. Rehydrating your body with water as soon as you wake up

Many people think they wake up dehydrated because they didn’t drink enough water while they were asleep because their urine is often black first thing in the morning.

This is only partially true, as urine color is not always a reliable gauge of hydration levels.

Urine samples taken first thing in the morning are more concentrated, giving them a darker color, which is typically interpreted as a symptom of dehydration, but these samples are unable to identify variations in hydration status.

Variations in water intake and hydration levels were examined in one study involving 164 healthy people. It was discovered that during the first six hours after waking up, more water was consumed.

Their hydration levels did not, however, correspond to this rise in water consumption. Despite having urine that was lighter in color, they were not very hydrated. This is because, even when dehydration is present, drinking a lot of water can dilute urine, making it appear lighter or more clear.

On the other hand, your morning urine’s darker hue may not necessarily indicate dehydration. Simply put, it’s darker since you didn’t drink anything over night.

Your body uses the feeling of thirst to force you to rehydrate when there is a water deficit. The effectiveness of this sensation is constant throughout the day.

2. Drinking water before breakfast helps you consume fewer calories throughout the day.

High water intake may help you consume fewer calories each day since it makes you feel more satisfied.

Water can make you feel fuller, although not everyone has this impact when drinking it before breakfast or in general.

Prior to breakfast, drinking water lowered calorie intake by 13%. However, a different study found that giving individuals water 30 minutes prior to lunch had results that were comparable.

However, both trials found that the potential of water to lower calorie consumption at the following meal only worked in older adults and not in younger people.

Younger people’s calorie consumption may not be considerably reduced by drinking water before to a meal, but doing so still helps them stay well hydrated.

3. Morning water consumption promotes weight loss

The thermogenic impact of water, or the energy expended to warm cold water after ingestion, is one explanation for the connection between water and weight reduction.

In humans, water-induced thermogenesis has the capacity to boost metabolic rate by 24–30%, with a 60–minute duration.

One study also found that drinking 50 ounces (1.5 liters) of water each day caused you to burn an additional 48 calories. This amounts to an additional 17,000 calories expended or 5 pounds (2.5 kg) of fat over the course of a year. 

Despite the fact that this assertion seems to be supported by scientific studies, there is no proof that the effect is specific to water taken first thing in the morning.

4. Water consumption after waking up enhances cognitive function

Dehydration is significantly associated with lower mental performance, making it more challenging to complete tasks like memorizing or learning new information.

Mild dehydration is defined as 1-2% of body weight, can have a negative impact on short-term memory, alertness, and physical performance. Therefore, some contend that you should drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up if you want to stay at the top of your game.

Rehydrating can cure mild dehydration’s effects, and there is no evidence that doing so only has advantages in the morning.

5. Water helps “eliminate toxins” and enhances skin health when consumed first thing in the morning.

Another widespread misconception is that drinking water first thing in the morning aids in “flushing out pollutants.” The main organs in charge of controlling fluid balance are your kidneys, and they do need water to remove waste from your bloodstream.

However, the amount of a chemical in your body and not your water intake or drinking habits determines how well your kidneys can rid your body of it.

Your kidneys will produce a lot of urine if a material is present in an amount that is too much for them to handle. As opposed to water diuresis, which occurs when you drink too much water, this is referred to as osmotic diuresis.

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