Many people prefer to drink a glass of water before breakfast, because it has many benefits. But have you asked yourself what are the specifications of that glass of water? A Russian nutritionist revealed how the “ideal” glass of water should be and its benefits before breakfast.
And Dr. Daria Rusakova says, according to what was reported by the Russian media: “In order to launch the work of the body’s systems in the morning, you must drink a cup of filtered or spring water, not tap water, which contains many impurities. Boiled water is also not suitable, because “Heat treatment of water leads to structural changes that lose its beneficial properties. Mineral water is not the best alternative because it contains a high percentage of gases.”
And the Russian nutritionist stresses that the temperature of the water that we drink on an empty stomach should range between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius.
She says, “Cold and ice water is uncomfortable for the digestive system. Because the temperature in the stomach is 37 degrees Celsius and in the intestines 38 degrees Celsius. Therefore, cold water irritates the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, blood vessels contract, and the metabolism slows down, and with this matter the problems that people suffer from are exacerbated.” Including the person in the digestive system, such as heartburn, bloating and constipation.
She adds that it is best to drink water while sitting and in small sips, not in one gulp. Its quantity should not exceed 450 milliliters, and then eat breakfast within a maximum period of half an hour.
She points out that there are some exceptions to the benefits of adding lemon juice, ginger or honey to the water.
“Water with lemon can only be drunk in the absence of acidity, heartburn and citrus allergy,” she says. As for water with ginger, it helps remove edema (swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body tissues) and has a slight antibacterial effect. “But it is not recommended to take it in case of respiratory diseases and high body temperature. This is because ginger raises body temperature and blood pressure. As for water with honey, it is actually water with sugar, so it can cause heartburn and bloating in the morning, as well as weight gain.” .