Drinking Water On Empty Stomach: Good or Bad?

I’ve been told that drinking a few glasses of water immediately after waking up is good for the health and can actually cure illnesses.

I haven’t tried it until I read some articles stating its popularity as a habit in Japan because of its many benefits and because, as stated, it is scientifically proven to cure illnesses like headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear, nose and throat diseases.


Here’s one of the articles…

Benefits of drinking water on empty stomach | herblogazine

In Japan, drinking water immediately after waking up has become a popular habit due to many benefits proven by many scientific tests. From old and serious diseases to modern illnesses, curing them by drinking water has seen many success

So I tried it the next day. I started with a full glass of water, gulping large volumes to empty the glass quickly. It feels fine at first until in my second glass, I started to feel dizzy and something in the left part of my stomach started to ache.

The alarming stomach reaction…

Alarmed by the weird stomach reaction after drinking, I immediately ran towards my computer and searched for some explanation in Google.

I felt quiet relieved to learn that I’m not alone in the weird experience. It was actually a normal reaction because…

the moment you take anything into your stomach, your digestive system momentarily diverts energy to your digestive system to digest.

This can take energy away from the brain and other organs effectively shutting them off that’s so your body can focus on what’s important – digesting food to survive.

So, if your intake is already low, you should only take small quantities of water at a time, but you MUST not restrict it! Just drink the same, but in small quantities to remove this effect and the chain reaction you body is responding, too.

Case solved! No more worrying about the unpleasant stomach reaction.

The danger of drinking water on empty stomach…

I was, however, troubled to find an article that says drinking water on empty stomach is dangerous! How could that be?

In an article I read, it says…

Drinking water in the empty stomach dilutes these all valuable acids and chemical compositions moreover it deactivates the fermentation process in the stomach which leads to indigestion.

Further it leads to forty-two (42) types of diseases.
Drinking water in the empty stomach turns the skin complexion to the adverse level.

Further it leads to Aggressive Behavior or Mental disorder as well all sorts of psychosomatic disorders.

You can read the full article here.

So, what’s the truth in all these?

Playing the role of Sherlock Holmes…

Of course I couldn’t stop somewhere in the middle of a question, so I investigated.

1st. I consulted two of my nurse friends about drinking water in the morning on empty stomach. Both of them explained that there’s no harm in making it a habit since water is our body’s primary need. They do stressed out, however, to only take tolerable quantities at first. Then drink the remaining quantity throughout the day, between meals, to complete the 8 glasses of water per day need.

2nd. I asked my friend who’s making this a habit and the response is positive. There are no negative reactions whatever and no illnesses and diseases resulted with it.

3rd. I made further research on this subject and found this article, DRINKING WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH CURES ALL DISEASES – FACTS ANALYSIS. For an overview, it’s stressing that it is a fact that drinking water early morning on empty stomach keeps your body clean, hydrated and healthy, but that alone does not treat all diseases as mentioned in the message.

The conclusion…

Therefore I conclude, drinking water on empty stomach may not cure all of those diseases mentioned above but it is certainly NOT BAD.

To top it all, you might as well take a look at this infographic of the benefits of drinking water…


Source: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5984/The-Benefits-of-Drinking-Water-Infographic.html


22 thoughts on “Drinking Water On Empty Stomach: Good or Bad?”

  1. Drinking water is not scientifically proven to cure epilepsy or any of the other listed disorders. It it did, I would have my daughter, who has been diagnosed with epilepsy, drinking water every day.


  2. Thanks a lot for this article.It’s been like 1-2 years since I’m drinking water on an empty stomach.But from around the same time I’m also experiencing huge amounts of burps throughout the day.Now that I’m reading this after 2 years I’m realizing what huge mistake i made.Seriously I’m suffering from so much stomach problems that i can’t even say.I hope if I stop this habit maybe I’ll get my health back


  3. Thanks for excellent and informative post.
    I studied it and Inshah Allah will follow up regularly

    Khalid Wazir from north Waziristan (Pakistan)


  4. Hi good day, can i ask question? I have 3 year old toddler suffering a leukemia..How many glasses of water in an empty stomach should she drink?


  5. I had third grade fatty liver then I started to drink 3 glasses of water empty stomach
    And amazing my liver lays down to 1st grade only within 2 months
    Now my liver is fit and healthy


  6. I had severe constipation problem. The first day when I took 1.25 lit, within 15 minutes I went to the toilet. I tried many things earlier. This worked superb and I keep taking. Finding very light throughout the day.


  7. I have been drinking 1.25 liters of water for the last 20 yrs. It has helped me in remaining fit & healthy. I don’t remember, when I last suffered from cold,cough, etc. My piles problem got cured. It is really beneficial.


  8. I have been doing this for a while now,had a constipation problem and I will say it has been so helpful,its so easy now when I go to the toilet…super grateful for ever reading about it when I wanted home remedies for constipation…there have been no side effects,but don’t drink too much water on an empty stomach,you’ll feel dizzy.


  9. I don’t know about others but when i drink a liter if water on empty stomach it increases acid in my stomach and i get a sharp pain inside


      1. Yes, it’s likely to have those effects but the balance here is to take it in small bits per time and not just gulp the whole lot at once. That way, the pain isn’t felt. I did it and it worked for me. I use to feel the sharp pain formerly but no longer.

        I hope this helps.


  10. drinking water in the empty stomach is just amazing.I have almost lost my excess feminine fats.Also my husbands body ache is gone.Come on friends just give it a try.you will know it better……..cheers…….


    1. No it is not good for health,because i had been having 1.5 letre water for a month my limbs stated shivering becouse of weakness, I was sleepless, I stopped taking water, now I am fit as fiddle friends, all drinking water early morning does is disturbs us, if we are hale and heart,so please sleep early, wake up early, brush your teeth do yoga for half an hour have breakfast enjoy your life without these experiments with your body!


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