Do you know that drinking warm or hot water has a wide range of terrific health benefits?
Weight Loss: If you plan to be on a diet, drinking warm water first thing in the morning is the best way to help lose weight. By increasing your temperature with warm water, it will naturally increase your metabolic rate. An increase in metabolic rate allows the body to burn more calories throughout the day. The best way to do this is to kick start your metabolism early in the morning with a glass of warm water and lemon. As a bonus, hot water will help break down the adipose tissue (aka body fat) in your body.
Digestion: Hot water is particularly beneficial for digestion. Studies have shown that drinking cold water during or after a meal can harden the oil present in the foods you have consumed. This can create a fat deposit on the inner wall of your intestine, which can eventually result in intestinal cancer. However, if you replace the glass of cold water with hot, you can avoid this problem. In addition, hot water is beneficial to digestion, which is what you want after a meal. Speaking of digestion, it can help to keep you regular, as well as make your bowel movements healthy and pain free. Dehydration can result in chronic problems with constipation. As the stool gets accumulated inside your intestine, the movement of the bowel becomes slower. It is always recommended that you consume a glassful of hot or warm water every morning when your stomach is empty. It decomposes any remnant foodstuffs and makes the movement of the particles smooth and less painful through the intestine.
Assists with Nasal and Throat Congestion: Drinking warm water is an excellent natural remedy for colds, coughs and a sore throat. It dissolves phlegm and helps to remove it from your respiratory tract. As such, it can provide relief from a sore throat. It also helps in clearing nasal congestion. For women during their menstrual period, warm water also helps aid in diminishing menstrual cramps. The heat of the water has a calming and soothing effect on the abdominal muscles, which eventually can help to cure cramps and spasms.
Detox: A great way to detoxify your body is to drink hot/warm water. When your body temperature begins to rise, your body naturally starts to sweat. You want this to happen because it helps to release toxins from your body and cleanses it properly. For optimal results, add a squeeze of lemon before drinking. There’s a reason you should want to clear your body of toxins: they make you age faster. Also, drinking hot water helps to repair the skin cells that increase the elasticity of your skin and are affected by harmful free radicals. Subsequently, your damaged skin becomes smoother and will prevent premature aging. Other than skin health, it is good for obtaining soft, shiny hair. It energizes the nerve endings in your hair roots and makes them active. This is beneficial for getting back the natural vitality of your hair and keeping it healthy. In addition, promotes dandruff.
Enhances Blood Circulation and Promotes a Healthy Nervous System: Another important benefit of drinking hot water is that it enhances your blood circulation, which is important for proper muscle and nerve activity. In addition, it keeps your nervous system healthy by breaking down the fat deposits around it.
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