Endocrinologist Novikova: drinking water on an empty stomach starts the gastrointestinal tract, stimulating the production of enzymes

First thing in the morning, you should drink a glass of water at room temperature; the sooner this habit is developed, the better. Endocrinologist Natalya Novikova spoke about this.

A morning glass of water helps to launch the gastrointestinal tract, stimulating the production of necessary enzymes.

— During sleep, our enzymes are in the ducts, they need to be made to work. And for this you need to drink water,” the doctor noted.

Then we have breakfast and get a full digestion cycle. It is recommended to drink two liters of clean water a day, not counting compote, juice, coffee, and so on. 

What other effects does a morning glass of water have:

1. Hydration. During sleep, the body loses water through breathing and sweating. It is necessary to replenish water reserves in the body and prevent dehydration.
2. Increased energy. In the morning, we experience mild dehydration, which can cause fatigue and drowsiness. Water helps you perk up, improves concentration and increases energy.
3. Digestive support.
4. Cleansing the body. Water helps flush toxins and waste from the body.

According to doctors, people do not always understand that they need water. What signs indicate dehydration?

Some signs of dehydration may include:

  • Dry mouth and thirst
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Dry skin and lips
  • Dark urine
  • Headache
  • Dry eyes
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    Sometimes thirst is hidden behind the feeling of hunger, and drinking a glass of water is enough to make you stop wanting to eat.

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