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Why you should always drink a glass of water in the mornings

Prima (UK) logo Prima (UK) 16/11/2017 Jessica Bateman

Why you should always drink a glass of water in the mornings © Getty Why you should always drink a glass of water in the mornings Most of us tend to reach for the kettle and a teabag when we stumble out of bed in the morning. 

But according to one expert, we should be making sure we fill up a big glass of water first.

Nutrition and exercise scientist Kathleen Alleaume told Mail Online that getting enough of the clear stuff first thing in the morning is essential for weight loss and healthy living.

'Water fires up your metabolism, gives your brain fuel and helps your body flush out toxins,' she advises.

Your body is playing 'catch up' breaking down toxins and extracting nutrients, and a large glass of water can help kick-start this process.

But, don't worry, that doesn't mean you have to completely give up the caffeine – you can still enjoy your brew afterwards.

Just make sure you continue drinking enough water to balance out coffee and tea's dehydrating effects.'

Related: 7 Super Surprising Benefits of Drinking Plain Hot Water (provided by Reader's Digest)

There are benefits to drinking hot water?: You may have read about the incredible health benefits of drinking hot water and lemon, but what about the benefits of drinking hot water on its own? According to ancient Chinese medicine and Indian culture, starting the day with a glass of hot water helps kick-start the digestive system and provides a range of health benefits. However, it's not a case of the hotter, the better. Keep water to a maximum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid damaging the epithelial cells in your mouth and throat. 7 Super Surprising Benefits of Drinking Plain Hot Water

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