10 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Hot Water

10 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Hot Water

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! We all know that drinking water is good for our health, but what about hot water ?

Detoxifies your body

The intake of warm water naturally detoxify your body by raising the body temperature causing your body to sweat and excrete out impurities while hydrating your body.

Improves metabolism

About 2 cups of water will increase your metabolic rate for about 30% for up to 40 minutes. Okay, so this applies to cold water as well, but if you add some ginger and lemon to your hot water you can increase the metabolic effect even more.

Improves menstrual cramps

The heat relaxes the abdominal muscles, relieving the pain caused by muscle spasms. It can also help with other types of pain including headaches, body aches and tummy aches.

Soothes sore throats

Warm water also helps to relieve a sore throat by easing throat pain and helping with the expulsion of thick phlegm by thinning it. Squeezing fresh lemon, which is filled with vitamin C, in the water will fight off colds and flu.

Improves hair health

Warm water helps maintain hair health, promotes hair growth and prevents dandruff from coming back. Warm water keeps the scalp hydrated and increases root activity, giving you soft and shiny hair.

Reduces constipation

Drinking a tall glass of warm or hot water on an empty stomach every morning improves bowel movements and also reduces the frequency of stomach problems such as bloating, gas and constipation.

Improves digestion

Some studies have shown that the consumption of warm water is linked to better digestion. It’s not definitive yet, meaning more studies need to be done, but there is also anecdotal evidence that it seems to work for many people. Try it out and let us know if it makes a difference for you!

Reduces signs of aging

You don’t need the fancy, overpriced anti-aging creams anymore because warm water can do it for you for at a very generous price: free!

By flushing out the toxins from the body and repairing the skin cells affected by free radicals, warm water helps prevents premature aging of skin. It increases the elasticity of skin and eases out wrinkles.

Enhances blood circulation

The heat from drinking how water helps improve your circulation. Improved circulation means increased oxygen, and if you add some lemon to your hot water is also said to enhance blood circulation too.

If you really want to boost your circulation, lifting weights or other intense exercise is a great way to do it. You can even increase the circulation to your brain by trying out a few inverted yoga poses.

Improves immunity

Warm water with some honey and squeezed lemon stimulates the lymphatic system to flush out toxins which means a healthier immune system for you. Add some ginger and you’ve got yourself a tasty drink which is very immune-system friendly !