5 Health Benefits of Hot Water
Hot water acts as a fluid that cleanses your body of all its toxins. Drinking hot water is especially beneficial for you if it is the first thing that you consume in the morning and last thing you consume before you go to bed at night. You can add a dash of lemon into your water for a boost of vitamin C.
Water should be heated upto between 50 to 60 degrees Celsius – anything above these temperatures will only scald your taste buds. Some of the benefits of drinking hot water are:
- Aids Digestion
When you drink hot water, your digestive tract is not only smoothened, but also activated. Water acts as a lubricant that makes sure your digestive system is functioning in a proper manner. The water you drink moves from your throat to your stomach to your intestines, cleaning your body internally and ridding it of toxins as well as hydrating all your digestive organs to enable them to eliminate the waste. Hot water also helps in the digestion process by breaking down, dissolving and dissipating foods that you have eaten which your body itself is unable to digest.
- Relieves Constipation
Drinking hot water when constipated is a great idea. When you drink hot water, your intestines begin to contract. This action of your intestines allows old waste that is trapped in this region to finally pass through the intestines and eventually pass out of your body. It has been found that people who tend to get constipated frequently have experienced decreased constipation after adopting the habit of drinking hot water every morning.
- Hydrates Your Body
Drinking hot water keeps you as hydrated as drinking room temperature water or cold water. The average amount of water that should be drunk by an individual on a daily basis is about 2.5 liters. By drinking water in the morning and night, you reach the target more efficiently. Sometimes, it can be difficult to drink a large quantity of water everyday especially if you are not used to it. The first few days, you may urinate very frequently as your body is not used to this increased quantity of water. But eventually, your body will adjust and begin craving that amount of water. Your body requires water to perform essential functions, thus the value of drinking water cannot be overstated.
- Aids Weight Loss
When you drink hot water, your body’s temperature control system wakes up due to the sudden increase in temperature. Your body begins to compensate for the temperature of water by lowering your internal temperature. This entire process activates your metabolism, which helps boost the effectiveness of your weight loss efforts. Constipation makes your body bloat due to all the old waste that is collected. Drinking warm water helps get rid of that this extra ‘water weight’.
- Helps you get rid of Toxins
When you drink hot water, your internal body temperature begins to increase. Drinking hot water or taking a hot bath activates your body’s endocrine system and you start to sweat. Sweating may be uncomfortable but it helps get rid of toxins and irritants in your body that keep it from functioning optimally.
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