Drinking water is essential for maintaining healthy bodily functions. Do you know that the human body is composed of 55 – 78% water (depends on body size)? Also, an adequate consumption of water will give numerous health benefits like treating headaches, improves mood, fights fatigue, helps digestion, treats constipation, etc.
Start your day with a glass of water will provide many health benefits but the only thing it differs is whether to choose drink cold or hot water.
Many health and skin experts suggest us to drink warm water in the morning, as most of us drink honey or lemon juice or both mixed with warm water in the morning with an empty stomach.
It is a good habit to improve your health but did you know that drinking warm water should not be limited to the morning time and it has to be taken at other times of the day to grab the health benefits.
Read on to find out how drinking warm water at other times of the day will be beneficial in preventing various ailments.
Lukewarm water helps to break down the food in the stomach and thus stimulates the digestive gland to perform its function easily without much straining. It also helps to get rid of excess stomach acids to prevent acidity or acid reflux problems.
Drinking warm water will also reduce esophageal motility disorder (causes difficulty swallowing and regurgitation of food). So, you can replace a glass of cold water with warm water (especially after eating a meal) for proper digestion.
Warm water has the ability to cleanse the nasal cavities and thus bring quick relief while suffering from congestion. It loosens the buildup of mucus in the nasal cavity and respiratory tract and thereby prevents the growth of bacteria or virus.
It also helps to flush out those harmful microbes and toxins with its detoxification process. So, drink warm water daily to accelerate the healing process.
Drinking warm water rather than cold water will help to raise the core body temperature that helps to increase the metabolic rate, which is essential to burn more calories.
Regular drinking of warm water will break down the fat deposits and thus cut down your excess calories. It also helps your gastrointestinal tract and kidneys to function even better. Prefer to drink warm water mixed with lemon in the morning which helps to control food craving and burn body fat.
Lack if enough water in the intestine is the main cause for constipation, as it hardens the stools and makes it difficult to pass. Drinking warm water will help digest food easily and decompose any remnant food to make a smooth bowel movement.
It also reduces abdominal pain, bloating or other discomforts caused due to constipation. Drinking warm water in every morning on an empty stomach will help you to regulate bowel movement and aids in constipation.
Many of us know that drinking warm water will soothe a sore throat by relieving the pain and throat irritation that caused due to cold or flu.
Warm water is very effective in dissolving the thick mucus and thus it removes from your respiratory tract. So, drink lukewarm water for 3 – 4 times daily to get quick relief from a sore throat or the viral infections.
Detoxify the Body:
Drinking water will cleanse the body to flush out harmful toxins and drinking warm water will do this work more effectively. Warm water will rise your body temperature that in turn results in sweating which flushes out the toxins trapped in the body.
Regular consumption of warm water will help to detoxify and remove impurities from your body. It also helps to clear skin related ailments like breakouts and blemishes.
Improves Blood Circulation:
Warm water improves your blood circulation throughout the body to deliver nutrients and oxygen to all the tissues and organs. Drinking warm water will burn the fat deposits and flush out harmful toxins to improve blood circulation.
Removing toxins and other impurities from the body will help to prevent premature aging and enhance healthy skin. It also repairs and rejuvenates skin cells along with improving the skin’s elasticity.
Warm water alleviates the painful menstrual cramps by relaxing the contracting muscles of your uterus. It provides you with an instant relief from the muscle spasms or cramps and also prevents bloating during menstruation.
So, the next time when you have menstrual cramps, drink 1 glass of warm water to get rid of these cramps and to ease your abdominal pain.
Sipping a glass of warm water at night before bedtime will help you to get proper sleep, as it raises the internal body temperature which further relaxes your body and soothes your nerves to get calm and deep sleep.
It is also effective in preventing midnight cravings and thus results in a feeling of rejuvenation in the morning. So, people who are having difficulty in getting proper sleep can try drinking 1 glass of warm water at night before going to bed.
- Make sure to drink tepid or lukewarm water but not hot or cold water. So, include warm water in your daily lifestyle to grab these benefits.
- Also, include some fresh lemon juice or honey in this warm water for getting additional benefits.
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