Water plays an essential role in our well-being, from skin care to good digestion and even avoiding migraines, there is a lot that merely the consumption of water can fix. Starting the day with two glasses of water upon waking is a great way to begin the day hydrated.
Here are some of the health benefits of warm water:
1. Prevents constipation
Intestinal movement is important to avoid bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort. Having warm water is great for internal ‘cleansing’. It regulates bowel movement and prevents constipation.
2. Great for glowing skin
Drinking warm water raises your body’s temperature and helps release toxins. This detoxification, is great for glowing skin and unclogged pores.
3. Stimulates hunger
When you have warm water, the body has to work harder to bring down its temperature. Thus, the metabolic system is kicked off. This further triggers the mind to demand food and stimulates hunger.
4. Aids digestion
Drinking warm water early in the morning helps boost liver and kidney functions. “If you ask a nutritionist what is the primary organ of the body, she will inevitably say it is the liver as all metabolism happens via the liver. Warm water plays a vital role in breaking down food substances and thus aids digestion.”
5. Helps clear out congestion
Though avoiding cold water when you have a sore throat may largely be an Indian old wife’s tale (many parts of the world do not even recognize this concept), it is indisputable that warm water helps clear out congestion and soothes an aching throat. The water helps prevent phlegm accumulation too.
6. Pain relief from menstrual cramps
Menstrual cramps can be quite painful for some. A warm water bottle pressed against your belly may be your favourite way to deal with period pain, but did you know that drinking warm water can help too? Studies suggest that drinking warm water increases blood circulation, which works as a pain reliving mechanism.
7. Prevents premature ageing
As mentioned above, warm water consumption removes toxins from the body, through sweat, bowel movement and unclogged pores. The presence of toxins in the body leads to premature ageing,