It is a well-known fact that 60% of the body is made of or comprises of water and that it is essential to drink it to stay hydrated, fuel the body, build energy and for the proper functioning of the all the vital organs. But what about the benefits of drinking warm water?
Doctors recommend drinking 11 to 16 cups of water daily depending on the lifestyle we lead and our body needs. While most of us in Sri Lanka prefer drinking cold water, Ayurveda recommends drinking it warm.
The ancient medicine strongly suggests drinking warm water, especially in the mornings as it heals the body from within, boosts metabolism, fuels digestive power. Studies reveal that warm water tightens intestines and reduces metabolic waste.
Here are a few of the health benefits of drinking warm water:
It is well known that warm water helps in losing those extra kilograms. Warm water increases body temperature which in turn increases its metabolic rate. And this, in turn, helps in burning more calories and aids kidneys to function better.
Stops Premature Aging:
Drinking warm water helps in slowing down the process of aging by repairing skin cells and increasing elasticity. To benefit more for skin health, drink warm water with a dash of lemon as it protects the pH balance of the body. Drinking it daily clear face from acne, rashes, wrinkles and dark spots.
Warm water helps in treating even chronic constipation. Drinking warm water on an empty stomach in the morning improves bowel movements, alleviates stomach pain, break down foods and aid them in passing smoothly through the intestines. Bowel stimulation helps the body return to normal functioning and of course the occasional embarrassment.
Do you know that hot water gives instant relief from migraine, other types of headaches, pain during menstruation? The heat generated by warm water is known for its healing effects on abdominal muscles and provide instant relief from spasms and cramps. Moreover, warm water improves blood circulation to the skin making it glow.
Flushes Out Toxins:
Nothing works like a warm cup of water to clear toxins out of the body. It also helps in breaking down the food and energizes the digestive system, making it easier to digest. If you are having stomach related issues like constipation, acidity or even cough, cold, keep sipping on warm water for major relief.
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