Water is one of the best remedies for all kinds of body problems. Water detoxifies your body from all kinds of chemicals that can damage your body, internally and externally. Drinking water has plenty of health benefits. From strong kidneys to lowering cholesterol, water can be an essential element for all types of body problems. Drinking hot water only adds up in the long list of health benefits of hot water. Let’s have a look at some of the health benefits of hot water.
Disclaimer: The following information has been taken from several medical journals and medicinal websites.
Warm water stimulates the digestion process. Because of the stimulated process of digestion, the body uses less energy to break down food and makes it easy to digest. Hot water can dissolve and dissipate food that the body might have had trouble digesting.
According to a medical journal, the warmth of hot water creates steam. Hold a cup of hot water and deeply inhale the gentle vapour. This helps in loosening clogged sinuses and even helps in relieving a sinus headache. Drinking water also helps in curing a sore throat as the membranes throughout the neck and upper torso have mucous and hot water warms up that area, soothing soreness caused by mucus build-up.
Drinking hot water helps in contracting your intestines. When this happens, it enables the old waste which is trapped in your intestines to pass out. Hot water also teats constipation immediately and has no side effects.
Hot water helps in expanding blood vessels. When the blood vessels expand, blood circulation is improved. This helps the muscles relax and reduces pain. Healthy blood flow helps in balancing the level of blood pressure and also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Drinking hot water stimulates your body temperature. As the body adjusts with the temperature of hot water, it brings the internal body temperature down. This activates the metabolism of the body. It also helps in contracting your intestines that help in clearing waste from the body, hence preventing bloating which in turn helps in getting rid of the ‘water weight’.