As soon as we wake up, we generally prefer a hot cup of tea or coffee. Well, if you are drinking some hot stuff, why it can’t be a glass of warm water?
Warm water is much healthier than tea or coffee. Tea or coffee causes many other side effects in our body.
Benefits of drinking Warm Water-
- Improves digestion
According to many pieces of research, you should drink a glass of warm water daily as soon as you wake up in the morning. The reason behind this is that it triggers your digestive system, and clears off your digestive tract; which helps you in avoiding indigestion. It also helps in preventing constipation and stimulates blood flow to the intestine.
- Aids constipation
Stomach related problems such as constipation occur due to the little bowel movement.
The struggle felt during elimination, occurs due to deficiency of water in the body. Drink warm water in the morning on an empty stomach, this will help you in breaking down foods and smoothly pass away them through the intestine which improves bowel movements and aid constipation.
- Detoxifies your body
Warm water helps you by getting rid of harmful toxins from your body. It also lowers pitta in your body and prevents acne and other skin issues. If you want its good and extreme effect, squeeze lemon juice in the water and drink it every day.
- Relieves nasal congestion
Warm water is an excellent remedy for people suffering from nasal and throat congestion. It works like a natural medicine by helping in the removal of phlegm from the respiratory tract.
- Aids in weight loss
Warm water increases your body temperature which uplifts your metabolism which helps in burning more calories. It also helps the digestive tract and kidneys to function even better.
- Combats pain
Did you know that warm water increases blood flow inside our body? Well, this is the reason that a glass of warm water can act as a natural aid to provide relief from pain.
It also helps in calming of the central nervous system. People suffering from arthritis pain will surely experience great relief by drinking warm water. Also, if you are having menstrual cramps, start drinking warm water.
- Stops Premature Aging
Aging is a nightmare for any women in this world.
The presence of toxins in the body will lead to aging faster, but warm water can help in removing these toxins from the body, while also repairing skin cells to increase elasticity. Thus, warm water halts premature aging.
Benefits of drinking Cold Water
- Gives you Shiny hair
Always wash your hair with cold water and especially after applying conditioner; it would give you extra shine and less damage your hair.
- Provides glowing skin
Hot water will strip your skin and remove essential oils from the skin. But, cold water works opposite to it. It will give you a healthy glowing skin by increasing blood circulation to the skin’s surface.
- Excellent post-workout drink
As we know that during exercises, your body temperature increases. To lower your body temperature after a workout, it is advised to drink cold water.
Avoid drinking warm water after exercise. As your body temperature is already high post workout.
- It makes you happy
A research found that ice-cream make people happy, by promoting orbitofrontal cortex (or ‘enjoyment bit’) of the brain.
- Cold water wakes you up
Cold water activates cold sensors which are just under our skin, which increases heart rate and adds a stream of adrenaline in our body which gives you a fresh alarmed feeling.
- Cold water eases pain
Cold water cleverly distracts our brain from painful aches; Adrenaline makes you feel more pain-free and also makes you feel more alive. Do you know that rugby player sit in ice baths after matches?
Cold water causes contraction of muscles and lowers blood flow to the muscles while you are in the tub and as soon as you get out blood fills back with new, less lactic acid-filled blood.
- Boosts your immune system
A study found that people who took bath for 2 minutes in cold water have less probability of suffering from colds than those who took a hot water bath. People who immersed themselves in cold water for at least 3 times a week had a much higher level of white blood cells than those who had a hot water bath. White blood cells are the ones which fight infections in our body.
- Reduces heat stroke
On a hot day, you can drink cold water as it cools your body temperature quickly. Therefore, reduces heat stroke.
- Improves your fertility level
Being in the cold water is found to improve levels of the sex hormones testosterone in male and estrogen in a female.
What happens when you drink cold water?
- When you drink cold water your blood vessels shrink
- Your digestion becomes inadequate
- Water level (hydration) is retarded.
- Slows down the digestion process, which may cause indigestion.
Never drink cold water immediately after meals or along with a meal.
- If you drink cold beverages during or after eating food, the cold water will stop the burning of food and solidifies into fats from the foods we’ve just eaten which make it harder to digest the unwanted fats from our bodies. This way we won’t get the essential nutrients and minerals from the food.
- When you are eating food, your body spends a lot of energy in increasing its temperature. Cold water slows the digestion process, which may cause indigestion. Therefore, never drink cold water immediately after meals or along with a meal.
- Drinking cold water after having a meal will lead to the creation of excess mucus in your body which makes our body much easier to catch colds and disease.
- After your meals, if you drink cold water, then your body will try to regulate your temperature, instead of digesting the food and absorbing the nutrients from food to create energy. This will lead to water loss.
Some people say that drinking cold water is necessary because it burns more calories. This is totally a wrong concept; Cold water makes our digestive system to work harder as compared to warm water.
Author: Hiten Patil
Hiten is Content Writer and He write about all platform like health and wellness related blog and other platform as well