Benefits of drinking warm water
Most of us are habituated to having a cup of hot cup of tea or coffee in the mornings. We are so dependent on them to kick-start our day, that if we don’t have it, life comes to stand still. But, we never think once whether these beverages really help us? Well, there are many versions of good and bad effects about having a morning cup of hot tea/coffee. It’s not so easy to give up the habit. But, little change may bring in good effects. According to ancient Chinese medicine, drinking a glass of warm water in the morning helps kick-start the digestive system.
Chinese people believe that warm water because of its temperature, apparently aids blood flow. As your blood circulation increases, it helps detoxify your body and reduce painful contractions of muscles. It gives relief from sore throat. It helps reduce the menstrual cramps in women. On the other hand, cold water slows down organ function and causes muscles to contract.
I have seen people who are habituated to drink warm water throughout the day, enjoying good health. During meals, unknowingly we mix hot food with cold water, and this creates an imbalance of temperature.
Warm water increases body temperature, thereby increases the metabolic rate. Drinking a glass of warm water and a lemon helps break down the body fat, this controls food craving due to lemon’s pectin fibre. According to Ayurveda drinking warm water in morning heals our body by providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste which strengthens our immune system. And do you know that, warm water helps maintain hair health, it 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.
Often we feel plagued by constipation, do you know that the strain felt during elimination, accompanied by bloating, is brought on by a lack of water in the body? Drinking warm water in the morning on an empty stomach can help improve bowel movements and aid constipation while breaking down foods as they smoothly pass through the intestines. Stimulating the bowels helps return your body back to normal functioning.
Warm water is nature’s most powerful home remedy, which helps lighten any pain. The heat from warm water has a calming and soothing effect on the abdominal muscles, which can help provide instant relief for cramps and muscle spasms. Warm or hot water is usually better for cramps, as hot liquids increase blood flow to the skin and help relax the cramped muscles.
Warm water first thing in the morning can help with weight loss. The fat deposits in the body are eliminated along with accumulating deposits in the nervous system when you drink a glass of warm water. This flushes out the toxins that are circulating throughout the body and then enhances blood circulation. Making sure the muscles are relaxed will eliminate poor circulation and blood flow.
Premature aging can be prevented by drinking warm water. The presence of toxins in the body can lead to aging faster, but warm water can help cleanse the body from those toxins, while repairing skin cells to increase elasticity. Let’s make little difference in our daily lives: let’s consume mugs of warm water and avoid illnesses.