Does drinking hot water have health benefit?
Water is an essential thing for hydration and the normal functioning of our body. Although we usually drink cold water during the day, drinking warm or hot water can bring us additional benefits in addition to hydration.
According to ancient Eastern medicine, drinking a glass of hot water in the morning helps kick-start the digestive system and metabolism. Adding a piece of lemon in the mug will cause even more health benefits.
But, be careful not to drink too much hot water. The temperature of above 120 degrees Fahrenheit can damage the epithelial cells in your mouth and throat. If you want to do something good for your health tomorrow, start the morning with a cup of warm or hot water. Here are some benefits you can get.
When we are cold we usually drink something warm to in order to keep warm. Just a mug with hot water or tea can help your circulatory organs carry blood more effectively throughout your body. In just a few minutes, you will improve circulation and warm up. This is especially beneficial during cold months.
Helps with weight loss
Hot water is a very powerful tool when it comes to fighting overweight. Consuming hot water can help you lose weight, but it requires patience. As hot water improves metabolism, it’s best to drink hot water in the morning with some lemon. That will give the body the ability to burn more calories throughout the day. Also, hot water prevents bloating in your body!
Better for your teeth
You know that awful feeling when your teeth hurt from cold water? We all hate it. Unlike cold water, warm water is comfortable for your teeth. Drinking cold water may cause filling materials to contract and break off, thus destroying dental work. Some experts recommend brushing with warm water, too. Just make sure that water is not too hot, because any extreme temperature can damage your teeth.
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Helps fighting Achalasia
According to a study published in the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, drinking hot water—as opposed to cold water—could help improve swallowing in people with achalasia (difficulty swallowing because the lower esophageal sphincter [LES] doesn’t relax).
The authors say “Cold water could increase LES resting pressure, prolong the contraction duration of esophageal body, and exacerbate achalasia symptoms. Hot water could reduce LES resting pressure, assist LES relaxation, shorten the contraction duration of esophageal body, and relieve symptoms. Thus achalasia patients are recommended to eat hot and warm food and avoid cold food.”
Better for digestion
Have a problem with digestion? Drink hot water! Warm water has a vasodilator effect therefore it widens the blood vessels and stimulates the blood flow to rush toward the intestine, aiding the digestive process.
If you drink hot water on an empty stomach in the morning, it will speed right through your digestive system to the bowels. Also, hot water has a faster hydrating effect, so when it follows a meal, the temperature helps emulsify fats, making them more digestible.
Helps overcoming menstrual pain
Hot water is a girl’s best friend during the period. Hot water can aid in diminishing menstrual cramps. The heat of the water is calming and soothing our abdominal muscles, which helps us to cure cramps and spasms. Applying a hot pack (with hot water) to your belly during a period can ease the pain. Also, drinking hot water during a period can increase blood flow, relax cramped muscles, and relieves the pain.
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Helps clear out toxins
Body detox is needed for normal functioning, better health, and more beautiful skin. Drinking hot water raises the core body temperature, stimulating the sweating process, which is one of the ways the body eliminates toxins. Once hot water reaches your body, you will start to sweat and get rid of toxins. For better results, add a squeeze of lemon before drinking.
According to a 2014 study Trusted Source, not drinking enough water results in reduced feelings of satisfaction, calmness, and positive emotions. Drinking hot water helps improve central nervous system functions, and stay hydrated so you will feel less anxious.
Staying hydrated can improve your mood and decrease stress. If you don’t like an idea of drinking hot water itself, you can drink hot liquids like tea or coffee also said to relieve stress and reduce anxious feelings.
Prevent premature aging
Stay young longer with a mug of hot water. Hot water clears your body of toxins, but also repair the skin cells that increase the elasticity of your skin and are affected by harmful free radicals. Therefore, if you drink hot water every day, your damaged skin will become smoother.
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Soothes sore throat
If your throat is sore, drink a glass of hot water or mug of hot tea. Hot water itself (but also mixed with tea) is the natural remedy for cold and fever. Hot water dissolves the thick viscous substance secreted by the mucous membranes and helps to remove it from the respiratory tract. Drinking hot water can help you to soothe a sore throat and feel much better.
Make your skin healthy
According to experts, drinking about 8 glasses (2 liters) of water per day is essential to keep your body healthy and fresh. Hot water helps you to stay hydrated and have better skin, too.
If you wonder why are there pimples or blackheads on your face, it may be because of not drinking enough water, so your skin became dry. Hot water can cleanse your skin and eliminate the root causes of acne infections. Besides, dry skin is prone to wrinkling.
Better hair and scalp
Water hydrates our body and skin, therefore our hair and scalp. If you drink hot water every day, it will activate the roots of your hair has another added benefit – better hair growth. The hot water subsequently accelerates the growth of your hair but also keeps your scalp hydrated so you won’t have a dry scalp or dandruff anymore.
Drinking hot water helps when it comes to constipation. A glass of hot water eases constipation. Therefore, if you start a day with a glass of hot water (before eating anything), it will improve your bowel movements and reduce the likelihood of constipation. The elevated temperature stimulates the intestinal peristalsis and helps with sluggish bowel movements and constipation according to doctors
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