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Top 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Hot Water

In this article we present you 10 benefits of drinking warm water everyday.

Health Benefit # 1. Helps Having a Better Digestion

Water is a natural lubricant, that helps the natural process of digestion since it hydrates the digestive organs and help eliminate the waste by dissolving and dissipating foods you’ve eating and gave you a bad digestion. Besides drinking a warm glass of water every morning has a cleaning effect on your organs, relieving constipation since it supports bowel movements.

Health Benefit # 2. Relieves Constipation and Supports Bowel Movements

As it was said before, warm water is important to your digestive health since it lubricates your organs. When you are constipated the warm water will help the contraction of the intestines helping the trapped waste to leave your body. The regular drinking helps keeping natural bowel movements, being considered a natural remedy for constipation and helping the body get back to its normal functions.

Health Benefit # 3. Relieves Achalasia

There is a gastrointestinal condition that occurs is part of the population (especially elderly people or people more sensitive to stress) called achalasia where the food has trouble to move through the esophagus to the stomach. These people usually have a hard time swallowing and have food stuck on the esophagus. The digestion and the passage of the food gets easier with warm water since it lubricates the organs and eases the passage.

Health Benefit # 4. Better Breathing

Most people suffer with trouble breathing, colds or sinus during their lifetime. When hot water is drunk, mucous moves faster, easing coughing and nose-blowing, besides stream helps unclog sinuses. Also, since warm water acts like a lubricant it can relive sore throat.

Health Benefit # 5. Makes you Calm

Hot water can calm down the central nervous system. This system is the main controller of our reaction and unfortunately the center of the pain for many people who suffer from diseases like arthritis. Although drinking warm water helps relieving the pain by calming down the central nervous system.

Health Benefit # 6. Reduces Pain

Circulation and blood flow are improved by hot water and it’s used by athletes to cure injured muscles. Drinking hot water offers internal pain relief however it is important to take care since heat can also potentiate swelling. Besides, applying hot water directly to a swollen area or where you feel pain can relieve. In women warm water has benefits reducing cramps and pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms.

Health Benefit # 7. Hydration

As we said in the beginning of this article, water is important to keep your body working well so it is important to keep a regular consumption through the day. Most people can’t drink the amount of water needed every day, leading to misbalances in their bodies. We recommend you drink a cup of warm water every morning when you wake up and every night before going to bed. This way you’ll be closer to drinking a healthier amount of water and get all its benefits.

Health Benefit # 8. Helps Losing Weight

When you drink hot water, you are raising your body temperature. Since our bodies tend to keep a regular temperature, they’ll try to compensate the raising activating the metabolism (raising the body temperature from 36,6º to 37º or 98 to 98,6F raises the metabolism by 40% for about 30 to 40 minutes next to the water consumption). When the metabolism is risen the body burns more calories and your gastrointestinal and renal systems work better. Also drinking hot water makes you feel full and need to eat less junk food and helps the body absorbing the nutrients you need.

Health Benefit # 9. Prevents Premature Aging by Elimination Toxins

Due to the stressful life we live nowadays premature aging is getting worse. It is getting harder to remove toxins from our bodies since we are exposed to stress agents every day. Removing these toxins is an important anti-aging weapon. Women are particularly suffering from this, not only because they are more self-conscious but also due to their complex hormone system that leads to constipation and other issues. When drinking hot water, the endocrine system activates, and you start sweating, eliminating all the bad things that are in you body.

Health Benefit # 10. Decrease Stress Levels

Once hot water helps you having a better central nervous system function, drinking can help relieve anxiety symptoms, lowering heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, skin temperature and cortisol levels.

Be careful!

We recommend you start drinking a cup of warm water every morning in the beginning, when you start to get used to it start also drinking one at night also. If you don’t like the taste of water, you can also drink tea and get all the benefits of polyphenols or coffee.

It is true that drinking hot water has benefits for your health, but you must be careful when drinking it. If the water is too hot it can lead to severe damage to the esophagus, taste buds and scald the tong. It is important to check the temperature before drinking.

Besides if you live in a hot country or are going to exercise or go through intense physical effort you shouldn’t drink hot water since it makes less thirsty although you need more water, leading to a bigger risk of dehydration.

If you are having any frequent medication talk to your doctor to be sure that drinking hot water won’t interfere with the medication effects.

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