5 Benefits of Drinking Hot Water
Have you ever heard of drinking hot water in the morning or before bed?
It’s a real thing that people do as a holistic remedy and has some great benefits that we can all reap from.
Drinking hot water from a coffee mug with a twist of lemon (if you like lemon water) can help replenish water, improve your digestion, relieve congestion, and help you feel more relaxed (super helpful if you feel stressed or anxious).
The hot water that you want to drink shouldn’t be so hot that it burns your tongue and taste buds. Make sure that it is comfortable for you to drink without burning your mouth.
Grab a snack and a glass of water for this light and interesting read.
Here are five benefits of drinking hot water.
Relieves Nasal Congestion
With the steam from the hot water, inhale the vapor by placing your mug underneath your nose. The vapor will loosen the stuffed up sinuses and may even relieve a sinus headache if you have one. Throughout our neck and throat, we have mucus membranes and by drinking the hot water it warms up that region and soothes a sore throat caused by mucus buildup.
Calms Down the Central Nervous System
Hot water can calm down the central nervous system and lubricate your joints. You will feel fewer aches and pains and feel a lot more calm. This is especially true if you suffer from arthritis - you will feel less joint pain and inflammation by drinking hot water on a regular basis.
Aids in Digestion
Hot water can help your body digest food that is hard to digest. And it can soothe and activate your digestive tract to get to work. As the water moves through your digestive system, your digestive organs (intestines and the like) are hydrated and lubricated allowing your waste to eliminated from the body easier.
Decreases Stress Levels
Hot water can improve your central nervous system functions and it can make you feel less anxious. According to a study conducted by P. Quinlan, Joan Lane, and Laurence Aspinall by adding some warm milk to the mix, it will help you feel a lot calmer after drinking hot water.
Keeps You Hydrated
We don’t drink enough water throughout the day. Start your day with a cup of hot water (before you eat anything) and end your day with another cup before bed will help you be adequately hydrated. Your body needs water to perform basically every essential function, so drink enough water so you are healthy and your body is functioning properly.
There are more than five reasons to drink hot water on a daily basis, but we found these to be important reasons to help you stay healthy.
We challenge you to carry your gym jug around all day to help you stay properly hydrated.
Keep track of how much water you drink and see how it impacts your well-being.
And lastly, we challenge you to drink a cup of hot water in the morning and evening. Let us know how you do!