5 Reasons To Drink Hot Water
Start your day with a glass of hot water and your body will be thanking you!
According to ancient Chinese tradition, 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 the water temperature not more than 48°C to prevent damaging your cells in your mouth and throat. Drinking hot water above 65 °C is dangerous and recent studies have shown that it may lead to cancer
1. Helps With Weight Loss
Drinking hot water alone doesn’t contribute to weight loss but it will help as part of a process. Studies have shown that drinking water more frequently will help in keeping the body feeling fuller longer and prevents you from taking in empty calories!
2. Body Detox
Hot water is great at helping your body detoxify itself. When you drink hot water, it raises your internal body temperature which then causes you to sweat. Sweating by itself have been proven as a way for your body to release chemicals such as BPAs and PCBs, chemicals which over the course of us living our lives, can come into contact with. Sweat also binds to bacteria and ‘washes’ bacteria away from the body.
3. Aids Digestion
Drinking hot water soothes and activates your digestive track, it also helps to lubricate your digestion and calm your senses after a big feast
4. Relieves Constipation
Eating loads of food during this period of feasting might result in your body being constipated from the lack of fibre and good nutrition. Drinking hot water helps your intestines to contract. When that happens, old waste trapped in your intestines is able to pass out of your body. Drinking hot water regularly helps keep you, well, regular. But drinking it occasionally when you’re constipated isn’t a bad idea, either.
5. Reduce Stress and Calms the body
Drinking hot water can calm your central nervous system and lubricate your body. When your nervous system is primed for healthy and controlled reactions, you’ll find that you feel fewer aches and pains, as well as less panicked throughout your day.
A person who has arthritis might get an extra benefit from using hot water — to calm their central nervous system.