The Japanese are known for their healthy lifestyle choices and eating habits. As a result, their life expectancy is much higher than the rest of the world, with people often crossing 100! This was reason enough for us to take inspiration from them and try out Japanese water therapy. We all know drinking enough water is crucial and has a lot of benefits but not many of us do it the right way. Japanese water therapy is a way of drinking water that’ll maximize its benefits. Read on to learn more about this interesting concept!
What Is Japanese Water Therapy?
Japanese water therapy refers to a morning ritual that the Japanese swear by! The therapy suggests drinking water immediately after waking up in the morning on an empty stomach and then during the day at specific times before and after meals. The main objective is to regulate your body. A Japanese medical society claims that this water therapy can fully cure many illnesses, including headaches, body aches, obesity and arthritis. As much as we want to believe this, this claim hasn’t been backed by science as yet.
How To Follow It?
Practicing Japanese water therapy is really simple; just follow the below steps:
Step 1: Drink 4-6 glasses of lukewarm/room temperature water as soon as you wake up.You can even squeeze in a lemon if you want to add some flavour.
Step 2: Once you’re done drinking, you can go about your morning routine as normal but do not drink or eat anything for another 45 minutes. After the 45 minutes are up, you can eat or drink as you please.
Step 3: Make sure to drink water at least 30 minutes before your meals and avoid eating or drinking for two hours after every meal.
Step 4: Those who areelderly, sick or beginners should start this process withone glass of water a day and gradually increase the quantity.
The main reason this therapy is gaining popularity around the world is due to its various health benefits.
1. Prevents Dehydration
Dehydration is the root cause of many problems, such as headaches, indigestion, irregular sleep, dull skin and thinning hair. With Japanese water therapy, you provide your body the sufficient amount of water it needs to perform all its functions, preventing dehydration.
2. Removes Toxins From The Body
When you drink water first thing in the morning and avoid immediately eating, you’re giving your intestines a chance to cleanse themselves. Doing this helps flush out toxins from the body and boosts overall health.
3. Boosts Metabolism
Drinking water on an empty stomach can boost your metabolic rate up to 25%, which then improves your digestive system. This helps with health problems, such as constipation, and keeps your energy levels high.
4. Promotes Weight Loss
Since water therapy improves the metabolism and eliminates toxins from your body, it aids in weight loss as well. It helps you meet your body’s water requirement effectively, which reduces your cravings and urge to snack. This prevents overeating and keeps your weight in control.
5. Clears Skin
Everyone knows that the secret to great skin is drinking water and staying hydrated. Once toxins get flushed out of your system, your hair and skin health will start improving. Your hair will get shinier and skin will get clearer. Add a lemon to your water for an added benefit!
Disclaimer: Please consult a trusted doctor or medical expert before following this therapy. Drinking excess water in a short time can also lead to some serious health problems, depending on your age, weight, fitness level and climatic conditions.