While you may be the type that enjoys cold drinks, however. Starting your day with a drink of hot or warm water can be highly beneficial to you.
According to ancient Chinese medicine and Indian culture, starting the day with a glass of hot water can help to kick-start the digestive system and also provide a range of health benefits. You should however note that it is best the water is warm. Keep water to a maximum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid damaging the epithelial cells in your mouth and throat.
Warm water has a vasodilator effect, meaning it widens the blood vessels and stimulates the blood flow to rush toward the intestine, aiding the digestive process. Drinking it on an empty stomach in the morning speeds right through your digestive system to the bowels where it is needed.
It also has a faster hydrating effect, so when it is followed by a meal the temperature helps emulsify fats, making them more digestible.
It Helps To Clear Out Toxins
A hot drink raises the core body temperature, stimulating the sweating process, which is one of the way the body eliminates toxins.
When consumed on a regular basis with lemon added to it, a hot drink can help to balance all the acidic foods you ingest. If you’re not a fan of lemon, try green tea, which may decrease free radical activity in the body.
It Can Help With Weight Loss
Consuming hot water on its own will not help you lose weight, but it can help the process. Start your morning with a hot drink and lemon to help fire up your metabolism. This gives the body the ability to burn more calories throughout the day.
Drinking hot water also clears out your intestines to prevent bloating in your body, thus getting rid of excess water weight you may be carrying.
It Helps Clear Your Sinuses
This is one quick remedy for a stuffy nose. It may help alleviate some of the symptoms of a respiratory tract infection. Drinking hot water benefits nasal congestion quicker than drinking cold water does because the higher temperature speeds up the rate at which mucus may travel.
It Is Easier on Your Teeth
Your teeth may thank you for switching from cold to warm water. Warm drinks are better for the teeth and restorations, and is more easily absorbed.
Certain white filling materials contract in response to cold water, causing fillings to debond off the tooth. You should however make sure your drink isn’t too hot. Any extreme temperature on the teeth can be detrimental, so try to drink your water at room temperature to keep your teeth happy.