Do you drink water first thing in the morning?

Philippines
September 3, 2009 2:26am CST
Recently a friend of mind told me that she received an email from a family telling her about Water Therapy and the benefit of drinking water early in the morning with an empty stomach. That drinking water first thing in the morning will prevent and cure many diseases such as headache, asthma,diabetes, constipation, menstrual disorders, kidney and urine diseases and so many more. I don't really like drinking pure water with an empty stomach. It makes me feel like throwing up. But I do drink coffee early in the morning. How about you, what do you prefer to drink early in the morning?
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• India
3 Sep 09
Yes i drink a big glass of water every day morning with empty stomach. I also add in it a table spoon of honey in as my grandma told the benefits of honey and the uses of it. Before i had a lot of pimples and acne on my face. I tried a lot of medicines but none worked on me. Later my grandma suggested me the above. Its almost 2 months passed i carried on with this and now i can see the change. There are no more acne on my face. There is a glow on my face. I read in a daily newspaper the merits on honey. They had mentioned that honey can be applied directly to face to give glow, it can also be applied on wounds as it stops the viral activity. Thus honey helps in many ways. Friends with acne on face try this out. Its worth trying it. As it gives you result with no time.
• Taiwan
3 Sep 09
Yeah I have read about that on honey. didn't know it can be used it that way. A friend of mine has a lot of pimple too. Maybe I can suggest him to do just that. Drinking water with honey in the morning. thks
• China
3 Sep 09
I drink a glass of water with honey,too.It's realy good for your skin!Everyone shuold try it!!
• India
3 Sep 09
Honey helps in lots many ways. Ask your friend to take it daily and there is 100% result for it. Its totally a natural process and does not involve any chemicals. There is one thing that is to be noticed that is whenever you purchase, opt for some good brand because it can be easily duplicated and it can be identified. The identification of duplicate honey are some particles get settled at the bottom after certain days. A sweet particle will be added to it. It can also be identified by smell.
@dodyast3 (1518)
• Indonesia
3 Sep 09
Yes I heard it too. I can't remember where it was coming from, but I heard that it is good to have a glass of water before you take anything else in the morning. I try to make a habit to drink water in the morning, but it is too hard. Sometimes, I forgot and eat something before I drink The first time you do it, you will feel like throwing up, but if you are doing it every morning, you will overcome this problem. The only problem now how can we make it a habit and always remember to take one glass of water, never miss a single morning
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• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Yeah, that's the trouble when you forgot that you eat something before drinking a glass of water. But you know, how about trying to put a bottle of water near in your bed. So when you wake up it's the first thing that you see, thus avoiding you to take anything except water? Yeah, maybe I should try a little more. I could probably do that during weekends, because I don't have time on weekdays. Anyways, thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
@dodyast3 (1518)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 09
I tried that trick too. It doesn't work for me. If I put a bottle of water beside my bed, I surely remember to drink this water. But, sometimes, I forgot to put the bottle beside my bed. I go directly to bed and forget to prepare the bottle . Now I make a routine schedule. Every time I wake up, I prepare my breakfast and a glass of water on the table. So I only miss the water if I miss the breakfast
@maryann82 (133)
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
i usually drink a glass of water when i wake up just so to hydrate me from my long sleep. It also helps to my diet 'cause whenever i drink on an empty stomach just before i eat it makes me kinda feel full that i don't get to over eat and helps me control my weight ehehehe just for that reasons that i do that....
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Ah ah, you're one of us,scared of gaining weight.LOL Anyways you've got the whole package of benefit of drinking water. Good for you maryann82. I wish I could do the same thing. But I couldn't have 'em all. Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
yes i have been doing that, not because i know something like what you told here, but it is because i have to drink a glass of water with my medicine on an empty stomach early in the morning, thirty minutes before breakfast.
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• Philippines
4 Sep 09
oh, I often heard that person should eat before taking any medicine. And yours is different? Well anyway I'm just wondering. Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
Hi there, well i dont drink water first thing in the morning usually after meal. But if thats proven that it helps us maybe i should make a try. I dont have any particular drink i love anything including water, juice, coffee, milk or anything available, well keep on mylotting
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• Philippines
3 Sep 09
Yeah, my friend said that her parents were doing it and it does works. Well it's really good to have a try, since drinking much or enough water was advice by many Physicians. Thanks for sharing Have a great day!
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
4 Sep 09
Yes, I usually drink about 600ml of water first thing in the morning to re-hydrate my body! That is what is best for everyone! When we wake in the mornings our bodies are dehydrated from not drinking for so many hours. Drinking coffee first thing in the morning is the worst thing you can do as coffee dehydrates your body further than it already is! Yet this is how most people start their day! It makes no sense whatsoever to be drinking coffee at all as it is not healthy! I used to start my day with a coffee and would not drink water until hours later. Since giving up coffee and drinking loads of water first thing in the morning, I feel amazingly better than I ever have before!
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
Hello rawbill1, Thanks, I should really try to drink water before coffee, since you'd told me that it did makes you feel good. I should have taken it seriously long time ago, and now that I've received few testimonies on how it works. This time I'll make it sure to make it habit. Thanks and have a great weekends!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 Sep 09
No worries, glad to help! Hope it works for you! Have a great weekend also!
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Hi rawbill, i did drink water first, before my coffee. I don't know that coffee dehydrates our body that much in the morning. I think i should follow your way too, drink a lot of water before my coffee. I always headache, may be caused my body is too dehydrated.
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
Hi! Yes I drink water first thing in the morning (that is, after going to the bathroom). I've been doing it for as long as I can remember. I've read about it on a health book before that drinking fresh pure water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is like an internal bath. I've also read in emails about the health benefits of it. There are no approved therapeutic claims but I do believe that it's good for your health so I'm still doing it until now. It's like a good habit I've developed :)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Glad that you make it as a good habit. It might not give you a result immediately but later in life you'll reap the benefits of it. That's for sure! Because water has proven be good for our body. Anyways thanks for sharing with us and have a great day!
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
You're welcome! Water is indeed very beneficial to our health :) And frequent drinking of water is like prevention to different types of diseases :)
• Indonesia
5 Sep 09
Hi careguarden I read some diet books, and your friend absolutely right! It's the best thing to do early in the morning with empty stomach : drink mineral water! And, as you've jsut mentioned, it help us to prevent and cure many diseases. I do it every day and maybe you can try to drink warm water to avoid sick feeling. No need to drink that much, a glass or half glass is enough. And of course it's far more better than coffee. In the past, I drink tea every morning, but now I change it into half glass of warm water every morning. It help me not to eat too much the whole day and makes my skin looks brighter Try it!
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
Oh, really? Wow! good to hear that. I did tried this morning and drank 1 and half glass of warm water, and glad that I didn't felt sick. Since I toke it every 30 minutes.LOL You know it's weekend. I didn't drink coffee this time. I just hope I can make it as a habit. Anyways, thanks for the information. Have a happy weekends!
• Indonesia
5 Sep 09
LOLz One every 30 minutes? I wonder how long you need to finish that one and half glass of water,,hahaha.. Don't tell me you get that water for your breakfast? But it's a good habit, let's do it together every morning from different place!
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
4 Sep 09
Hello careguarden I love to have coffee in the AM something about it that really makes my day start off pretty good, I like this water idea we all know water is good for us, maybe drinking a couple a glasses first thing can make a big difference who knows, can't hurt to try it, thanks for posting this just gave me a reason to make sure I will have my daily water intake,maybe not the whole amount but close to it, I will continue to have my coffee lol nothing will change that only now I will wait till I have a glass of water first
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
Don't mentioned it kitty42, I'm also glad that I've received many responses that proved the health benefits of drinking water first thing in the morning. This encourage me to make it as habit. Since I've tried previously and quit because it makes me sick. This time, I'll try a little bit harder.LOL But yeah, like you I would still drink coffee, but make it sure to have water first. Thanks and have a great weekends!
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Hello my friend Thank you so much for posting this, its funny because every since I read this post I think about it every morning lol you made an impact on me and for that I am grateful
@voldrox (7204)
• India
4 Sep 09
well in the day time when we are awake we just gulp down water when ever we are thirsty.... but doesn't seem to be the same case when we are sleeping, when i get up in the morning i feel thirsty most of the times and i love to have some water after brushing up my teeth, it makes me feel relaxed, i don't know why you feel like throwing up though, certainly not the feeling i have even had like this.... i believe it is the first thing many of us are glad to have in the morning .. oh yeah i love a cup of tea in the morning too... but don't always keep it the very first thing going into my mouth after brushing up my teeth... take care careguarden and have a nice day!
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Well I don't really know, why I felt sick drinking a cold glass of water. I guess it's just that I'm not really used on it. Since I often drink a cup of coffee. One of responses here told me to try drinking a warm glass of water. I think probably it would work. Good that you always drink water first thing in the morning. Anyways thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
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@voldrox (7204)
• India
4 Sep 09
yup i guess if you are feeling thirsty in the morning then you could try out some hot water instead.... hot cup of tea wouldn't hurt but it doesn't quench the thirst you know... i am havin a nice day thanks
• United States
4 Sep 09
Hi Careguarden, I heard of good things about drinking water in the morning on an empty stomach too. I don't know about preventing headache, because that I still suffer from. I do drink coffee in the morning but I do have a glass of cold water with my vitamines (in the morning). And no jokes, as soon as that cold water hits my stomach, I have to run to the bathroom...lol.. Olivia~
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Hello Olivia, You shouldn't tried to combined hot coffee and cold water at the same time, because you would surely have an upset stomach.LOL I have tried that once, and the worst of it I was on the road, on my way to office.LOL I could hardly forget that moment. Anyways thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
• United States
4 Sep 09
LOL...I know what you mean. No, I don't drink it at the same time. I usually drink my coffee than within the hour I take my vitamins with water. :) Have a great day my friend! Olivia~
• Indonesia
4 Sep 09
I usually take 2 full glass of water early in the morning. My parents ensure me I do this since my childhood cause they emphasize water importance to clean toxics from our body. Because of that I don't have a habit of drinking colas, coffe, or tea in daily basis. Not that I don't like them, I just feel that water is the best drink out there and always enjoy drink every sip of it.
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Oh, that's good for you. It's great that you're parents taught you the importance of water in our body. And making it as a habit is one tremendous thing. My parents taught me to drink coffee.LOL Because that's what I often seen on them, and on my siblings as well. Though they would like me to drink milk, but I don't want too. Anyways thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
• Indonesia
4 Sep 09
Though my parents advise me to drink water everyday, but all my parents and siblings are also an avid coffee drinker careguarden I think they want to cleanse every caffeine they drink everyday by mineral water. All of them must drink coffee at least two cups everyday. I don't why I'm the only one in my family who don't drink coffee on regular basis :))
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
4 Sep 09
I drink a bit of water in the morning, not something I normally do but since I am pregnant its supposed to help with kidney function and swelling issues. I find that most mornings when I wake up to see the hubby off to work that I am a bit thirsty, don't really want coffee or juice because I want to climb back into bed so I will have at most a 1/2 cup of water right out of the tap (water from the fridge is much too cold) If you are feeling sick from drinking water on an empty stomach, you may be drinking it at the wrong temperature or too much at a time.
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Yeah, I should try to drink warm water, because I used to tried on drinking cold water and it gets me sick. I do have an 8 months pregnant sister. And she's advise to drink a couple of glass of water everyday, and it troubles her because she has to pee most of the time, especially during night. But there's nothing she can to about it.LOL Thanks for sharing with us Have a great day!
• Indonesia
4 Sep 09
Drinking a lot of water definitely will makes you pee alot, but also cleanse your body a lot quicker since the waste keeps on dumped by our digestion system through urine. That's why many experts said that if you want a clean skin, drink lots and lots of water
@peace001 (727)
• China
3 Sep 09
yeah,i always drink a cup of water with some salt when i wake up.
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
Oh, that's good. By the way why drink water with salt? I'm just a bit curious.:-)
• United States
4 Sep 09
I do that sometime too, but mainly just water.
@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
18 Sep 09
You know, I do. Not because it is healthy or anything, but because I usually have a dry mouth when I wake in the morning. So I am thirsty and grab a drink. I am not a big water drinker (and know I should be), so it is probably a good thing that I have the habit of drinking a glass right after I get up in the morning.
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
I also felt that thing, especially when I ate a lot that night. But often I drink coffee. Well anyway that's a good habit.It would definitely affect your health condition. Maybe not now, but later in life. You'll reap the good benefits of it. Keep drinking! Thanks and have a great day!
@johneehs (41)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Oh really? I did not know that! I seldom drink water and knowing the information you had given, I think I should drink water more often. Me neither, I don't like the idea of drinking anything to fill my stomach first thing in the morning. It is also for the same reason that I needed to brush my teeth first before anything else..
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Yeah, how about giving your self a try. Water was proven to be good in our body with no side effects. This time, drinking with an empty stomach is different. And it would only give you more health benefits. There some responses here who would gave you some proof. Thanks for sharing with us and have a great day!
• China
11 Sep 09
Just several days ago, a friend of mine who is a doctor told me the fact,have a glass of water is better for our healthy,so i think you are right,so pls insist on yourself!
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Yeah, thanks for that information. You indeed encourage me to make it as a practiced. Thank you very much and enjoy your day!
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
I didn't know that drinking water can cure many diseases but thanks for informing us. I always drink water before I go to sleep and first thing when I wake up.
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
It's my pleasure to share you what little thing I've known. And also to all of the people who share there experiences with us. They made this discussions. Thank you and have a great day!
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I used to hate drinking plain water. I thought it was gross. Then I met my husband and he was a huge water drinker, so a lot of times that is all he had in the house. Now I drink a ton of it. I even have a glass next to my bed so that if I am thirsty in the night I have something to drink. I still drink coffee and juice and milk, but it is all balanced out by water too.
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Well, its good for you that you've met your husband. He taught you the importance of drinking water. And that's a good habit. Keep it up! Anyways thanks for sharing with us and have great day!
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
7 Sep 09
Hello Careguarden, I drink plain water every morning when I wake up. For my babies, they will have their milk. But lately I just let them have a few sip of waters before their milk. It is good as I thought we sleep the whole night and might feel thirsty. I never think of it is so good to the body if we drink water when we wake up in the morning. You stay well and happy Mylotting!
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Personally I would say that drinking water has proven to be effective in preventing constipation and curing headaches. And now I've tried this water therapy since I received some responses here who proved the benefit they experienced of it. How about giving it a try, its no harm? Thanks for sharing with us vingyan06, have a great day!