Drinking water is a strange topic – we know we have to do it, and media and schooling tells us we should to, but it’s not something we think about. When we get hungry, your stomach hurts and we react – but when we’re thirsty, we hesitate on action a bit longer. Ironic then, since we could live days without food, but not so much without water!
In many cultures it is popular to drink plenty of water before breakfast in the morning – there are a wealth of health benefits to this end, that some of us here at home haven’t quite caught onto yet. Staying hydrated is quintessential to living a long and healthy life. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why.
Reduce hunger pains
Drinking water either in excess or in moderation are both ways of dealing with hunger cravings – water is an appetite suppressant. If you drink a glass or two of water in the morning before you have breakfast you will fill up your stomach and have less of an urge to eat everything in your fridge. Likewise, if you stay full of water throughout the day, you will not need to eat as much, and it will regulate your snacking habits so that you only have to eat at appropriate meal times.