Drinking hot water may be a traditional practice in several parts of the world including China and India. However, in Nepal, people prefer to drink cold water, especially the sweltering heat. However, several global researchers have concluded that consuming hot water will not only help you shed extra belly fat but also keep various health issues at bay. It has further been suggested that the optimum temperature of the hot water should be 120 degrees to avoid damaging the cells and inner skin layers in the mouth.
Here are all the benefits of drinking hot water:
- Helps in weight loss
This is surely the most-wanted health benefit for fitness lovers who tirelessly hit the gym and follow a strict diet. Just by drinking a glass of water on an empty stomach can help you get rid of toxins and feel fuller for a longer time, thus preventing unnecessary snacking.
- Clears sinuses
A chronic ailment like sinus, which gives constant headaches and a stuffy nose can be quite a nuisance. And it has been proven that just a glass of warm water could help alleviate some of the symptoms of a respiratory tract infection.
- Easier on the teeth
Your teeth will also remain healthy for a long time if you practice drinking hot water. However, ensure that the temperature is optimum enough to not damage the gums and enamel.
- Better for digestion
Hot water is also the solution for constant constipation and irregular bowel movements. Warm water has a vasodilator effect, which means it widens the blood vessels and stimulates the blood flow towards the intestine, aiding the digestive process. Further, the intake of warm water on an empty stomach speeds up bowel movements. It has a faster hydrating effect, so when it is followed by a meal, the temperature helps emulsify fats, making them more digestible.
- Wash out toxins
A glass of hot water raises the core body temperature, stimulating the sweating process which is required to push out toxic elements from our body. In case, you do not like drinking lemon-based preparations, try taking green tea which has similar benefits.
- Pain reliever
Replace the intake of painkillers with water, especially for stomach-related pains which are largely caused due to digestive issues. Sometimes, pain caused in other body parts is also a result of dehydration which causes muscle contractions. Replace the glass of cold water with a hot one and body pains will soon be cured.
- Eases constipation
Constipation has become a major health problem among the youth. This is largely caused due to imbalanced eating habits. However, if you start each day with a drink of warm water, on an empty stomach, you can improve your bowel movements and reduce the likelihood of constipation.