The 10 benefits of drinking hot water

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Hot water: here are 10 benefits of a glass of hot water.

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Hot water, how good is it? Not only is hydration essential for the well-being of our entire body, but getting into the habit of drinking a few glasses of hot water every day increases all the beneficial effects. And not only that: drinking warm rather than cold or room temperature water means getting the best results.

Drinking hot water first of all improves your metabolism, so it can also help you when you want to lose weight. Furthermore, if water is already important in itself because it promotes correct hydration, it will be even more so if the temperature is higher than the ambient one, when the effect is even stronger.

This is why many recommend starting the day with a glass of hot water or hot lemon water.

So here are 10 benefits of drinking hot water:


It makes you lose weight

Hot water is great for maintaining a healthy metabolism, which is what you need if you are looking to shed a few pounds. The best way to do this is to start early in the morning with a glass of hot lemon water. Hot water will help break down the fatty tissue.

Helps in cases of nasal congestion and sore throat

Drinking warm water is an excellent natural remedy for colds, coughs and sore throats. It dissolves phlegm and also helps remove it from the respiratory tract, while also providing relief for the throat and against nasal congestion.

Reduces menstrual cramps

The warmth of the water has a calming and soothing effect on the abdominal muscles, which can ultimately help treat cramps and spasms.

Detoxifies the body

Hot water is great for helping the body detoxify. When you drink hot water, your body temperature starts to rise, which can also translate into sweat. In this way, the body eliminates toxins and "cleans itself" properly. Again, adding a squeeze of lemon gives additional benefits.

Prevents premature aging

It is well known by now: drinking lots of water not only keeps the skin hydrated, but frees it from excess toxins easily. If the water is warm it also helps to repair the cells which increase the elasticity of the skin and are affected by harmful free radicals.

Prevents acne and pimples

For the same reason, hot water deeply cleanses the body and eliminates the root causes of acne-related infections.

It gives vitality to the hair and prevents dandruff

Would you ever have said that? Drinking warm water is also a plus for getting soft and shiny hair. It energizes the nerve endings of the hair roots, makes them active and accelerates their growth. Also, drinking warm water keeps your scalp hydrated and helps fight dry scalp or dandruff.

Improve blood circulation

Another important benefit of drinking hot water is that it improves blood circulation, which is essential for proper muscle and nerve activity. It also keeps the nervous system healthy by breaking down the fat deposits that accumulate around it.

Promotes digestion

Hot water is particularly beneficial for digestion. Studies have shown that drinking cold water during or after a meal can harden the oil in the foods you eat, promoting the creation of a deposit of fat on the inner wall of the intestine. If, on the other hand, you replace the glass of cold water with a warm one, you can avoid this problem, making digestion easier too.

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Solves constipation problems

Especially if taken on an empty stomach, hot water also helps to restart intestinal functions and, if drunk regularly (in the morning as soon as you get up and in the evening before going to sleep), it can improve cases of constipation.

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