After a night’s sleep, people’s bodies will be in a state of water shortage in the early morning, so it is particularly important to get up early and have a first glass of water. What to drink, how much to drink and what are the taboos in the first glass of water after getting up? Life times specially invited He Li, a researcher at the Institute of nutrition and health of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and prevention, to explain in detail “how to drink the first glass of water in the morning”.
type: boiled water is the best, light brine is the worst, honey water is the best
After getting up, many people choose to drink a cup of honey water or light salt water, and some people think that lemon water is the best choice. However, he Li pointed out that among the three kinds of water, light salt water is the least recommended, because modern people’s sodium intake is already too much. Drinking light salt water when the body is not short of salt will increase salt intake, but make people feel dry.
People with high blood pressure, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and abnormal renal function should not use light saline as the first cup of water after getting up, because the morning is the first peak of human blood pressure rise, and drinking saline will make blood pressure higher. The other two kinds of water have some restrictions. Honey water is suitable for people with constipation, but not for people with diabetes and obesity. For people with excessive stomach acid, drinking lemonade on an empty stomach may increase stomach discomfort.
In general, boiled water has no heat, which can not only effectively supplement water in the body, but also quickly dilute the blood, promote blood circulation, and make people wake up faster. It is the best choice for most people.
the temperature is the same as the body temperature. Too hot or too cold will hurt the intestines and stomach.
We often see on TV that many Westerners pour water from the refrigerator when they get up early in the morning, but it is easy to bring some health hazards. Drinking cold water early in the morning will make the gastrointestinal mucosa suddenly cold, which will make the originally open capillaries contract, causing gastrointestinal discomfort and even diarrhea.
Too hot water is also not recommended, because high-temperature water entering the esophagus can easily damage the esophageal mucosa and even increase the risk of esophageal cancer. Therefore, the temperature of the first cup of water in the morning should not be too hot or too cold, and should be roughly the same as the body temperature.
the water volume is about 200ml, kidney disease patients should listen to the doctor’s advice
The amount of “a glass of water” is also exquisite. Drinking too much will dilute gastric juice, affect the digestion of breakfast food, and drinking too little will not play a healthy role. It is generally recommended to drink about 200ml.
If the body itself suffers from kidney disease or some metabolic diseases, it should follow the doctor’s guidance, so as not to burden the body and aggravate the original disease.
timing: after washing, avoid oral bacteria entering the digestive tract
The time to drink water in the morning should be after washing. Although you don’t eat at night for a long time, if you don’t clean your mouth thoroughly the night before, bacteria will still decompose food residues and cause harm to your mouth. If you don’t brush your teeth before drinking water, bacteria in your mouth will enter the digestive tract, which may pose a threat to your health.
note that drinking too fast will increase the burden on the heart, and it is advisable to drink it slowly in small bites.
When drinking water, many people are used to “binge drinking”, but this method of drinking water is not good for health. Drinking a large amount of water quickly will dilute the blood, increase the burden on the heart, and it is easy to swallow a large amount of air together, which is easy to cause hiccups or abdominal distension. It is better to drink the first cup of water in the morning slowly in a small sip, so that you will feel comfortable after drinking. When you run or jump, the water will not thump in your stomach. The correct way to drink water is to hold a mouthful of water in your mouth and swallow it slowly several times.