Did you know that each day millions of people in Japan practice a morning ritual of drinking a full glass of water? The routine, which has its roots deep within their culture, improves health by cleansing the body. According to some, the practice might just be one of the many factors that contribute to Japan having a large population of healthful and long living residents.
At Aquagear, we think that this tradition is a wonderful way to promote wellness, but we want to take it one step further. Because we're living in the 21st century, where industrial chemicals and toxins abound, we recommend filtering your water first. Drinking one big glass of water in the morning is great, but not if it contains lead, chromium, and other trace tap water chemicals. Make the day's first drink extra cleansing by using The Aquagear filter pitcher.
Without further ado, here are 5 reasons why you should down a big glass of water first thing in the morning!
1. You're mostly made of water, so you better drink up.
While your body water content to weight ratio is always fluctuating, most scientists agree that the figure is somewhere in between 60 and 65%. Drinking a tall glass of filtered water first thing in the morning is the only way you can be sure that you're thoroughly topped up and rehydrated.
2. Improve your skin care
Did you know that your skin is an organ? And just like all your other organs, the skin needs a lot of water in order to function correctly. Without proper hydration, your skin can easily dry, flake and even wrinkle. Applying moisturizer on the outside of your is not the same thing as the body's natural mechanism for hydrating it from within. Do your skin a big favour and drink that big cup of water first thing in the AM!
3. Prevent kidney stones
This is one reason that doesn't need further visualization. According to Harvard Health, "drinking extra water dilutes the substances in the urine that lead to stones." Go the extra mile and be sure to filter lead and other contaminants that might be found in your tap water.
4. Improve hair health.
Drinking plenty of water in the morning is a great way to maintain the health of your hair and scalp. You might not know it, but your hair is made up of cells that were once living. That's why hair growth is inextricably linked to being healthy and hydrated. So, help your hair out and drink plenty of chlorine-free water in the morning!
5. Carry stored toxins away.
Your kidneys, whose job it is to remove toxins from the body, need water to work properly. If you don't drink enough water then you are effectively making it more difficult for your kidneys to do their work. That's why a tossing back a cup or two of filtered water in the morning is so important. Move those toxins from the body to the bladder with the incredible cleansing power of your kidneys. Just add water!