I’ve been told that drinking a few glasses of water immediately after waking up is good for the health and can actually cure illnesses.
I haven’t tried it until I read some articles stating its popularity as a habit in Japan because of its many benefits and because, as stated, it is scientifically proven to cure illnesses like headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear, nose and throat diseases.
Here’s one of the articles…
In Japan, drinking water immediately after waking up has become a popular habit due to many benefits proven by many scientific tests. From old and serious diseases to modern illnesses, curing them by drinking water has seen many success …
So I tried it the next day. I started with a full glass of water, gulping large volumes to empty the glass quickly. It feels fine at first until in my second glass, I started to feel dizzy and something in the left part of my stomach started to ache.
The alarming stomach reaction…
Alarmed by the weird stomach reaction after drinking, I immediately ran towards my computer and searched for some explanation in Google.
I felt quiet relieved to learn that I’m not alone in the weird experience. It was actually a normal reaction because…
the moment you take anything into your stomach, your digestive system momentarily diverts energy to your digestive system to digest.
This can take energy away from the brain and other organs effectively shutting them off that’s so your body can focus on what’s important – digesting food to survive.
So, if your intake is already low, you should only take small quantities of water at a time, but you MUST not restrict it! Just drink the same, but in small quantities to remove this effect and the chain reaction you body is responding, too.
Case solved! No more worrying about the unpleasant stomach reaction.
The danger of drinking water on empty stomach…
I was, however, troubled to find an article that says drinking water on empty stomach is dangerous! How could that be?
In an article I read, it says…
Drinking water in the empty stomach dilutes these all valuable acids and chemical compositions moreover it deactivates the fermentation process in the stomach which leads to indigestion.
Further it leads to forty-two (42) types of diseases.
Drinking water in the empty stomach turns the skin complexion to the adverse level.
Further it leads to Aggressive Behavior or Mental disorder as well all sorts of psychosomatic disorders.
You can read the full article here.
So, what’s the truth in all these?
Playing the role of Sherlock Holmes…
Of course I couldn’t stop somewhere in the middle of a question, so I investigated.
1st. I consulted two of my nurse friends about drinking water in the morning on empty stomach. Both of them explained that there’s no harm in making it a habit since water is our body’s primary need. They do stressed out, however, to only take tolerable quantities at first. Then drink the remaining quantity throughout the day, between meals, to complete the 8 glasses of water per day need.
2nd. I asked my friend who’s making this a habit and the response is positive. There are no negative reactions whatever and no illnesses and diseases resulted with it.
3rd. I made further research on this subject and found this article, DRINKING WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH CURES ALL DISEASES – FACTS ANALYSIS. For an overview, it’s stressing that it is a fact that drinking water early morning on empty stomach keeps your body clean, hydrated and healthy, but that alone does not treat all diseases as mentioned in the message.
Therefore I conclude, drinking water on empty stomach may not cure all of those diseases mentioned above but it is certainly NOT BAD.
To top it all, you might as well take a look at this infographic of the benefits of drinking water…