Detoxes and fasts are all the rage in health and beauty circles right now but they’re often astronomically expensive. Some programs charge $10 or more for a juice or bag of tea and that’s on the lower priced end. Many of these detoxes are ineffective scams and some can potentially do more harm than good. If you truly want to cleanse and purify your body from the inside out you should do the following; chug a glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning. This is something that just about everyone can manage and afford to do and it works.
Water in the morning can be compared to a detox because it helps cleanse the digestive tract, intestines, and colon. A cleaner system gives our bodies a better ability to absorb much needed nutrients from the foods we eat. Naturally getting more vitamins and nutrients makes us healthier, stronger, and better prepared to fight off sickness and diseases. To fully harness all of the health benefits from water it’s best to drink a full 8 ounce glass of fluoride-free water on an empty stomach as soon as you wake up in the morning. Allow the water to digest and do not eat or drink anything else for at least 45 minutes afterwards. Doing this helps to activate all of our internal organs and you start the day feeling refreshed.
The origins of this practice originate in Eastern Asia where both the Chinese and Japanese have followed it for years. In Japan, where it’s known as Japanese water therapy, it’s believed to provide several other positive changes to our bodies over time. According to the Japanese Medical Society consuming water every morning can treat certain gastric issues, such as constipation, in 10 days and help lower high blood pressure in 30 days. There’s more information in the accompanying video on all of this and in addition to a morning glass of H2O there are several other ideal times you should aim to drink it to maximize it’s effectiveness, they are listed below:
1) Before each meal. Drinking 1-2 glasses of water about 30 minutes prior to eating a meal aids digestion by helping to prepare your stomach for the food that will soon follow. It also makes you feel fuller faster which can help you eat less and lose weight.
2) Before and after a workout. Drinking a glass at these times can help prevent dehydration caused by water loss due to perspiration.
3) Whenever you are tired. If you feel sluggish or exhausted chug a glass of water, it’ll wake up your body and help keep you alert.
Of course, you can always drink a glass of water anytime you’d like to! The points covered above are the best times to drink water when your body really needs it, so pass this along to loved ones and let them know how they can best clean their systems out.
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