After waking up in the morning, most people go straight to the kitchen and prepare a cup of hot coffee, while others drink a cup of cold water. Are you one of those people who drink hot water and hot coffee? Well, you are making huge mistake. In order to get all of the benefits that these popular beverages offer, you should drink warm cup of water and coffee, as well.
Drinking warm water right after you wake up in the morning is incredibly healthy and will provide you numerous health benefits. According to some scientists, warm water is the best way to start your day.
The benefits of drinking warm water in the morning are:
- Relieves Pain
By drinking warm water you significantly can soothe dry, irritated or swollen throats. Namely, studies proved that warm water reduces the swelling in the throat and helps to temporarily relieve the pain.
Drinking warm water is particularly helpful for those mornings when you wake up with a dry throat that hurts when you try to swallow. Right after the first sip you will notice a reduction of the pain.
In addition to that, warm water will relax the muscles of your stomach and will soothe the cramps.
- Improves Bowel Movements
By drinking warm water you will help the process of digestion during any time of day.
The Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility published a study which a group of patients who suffered from achalasia drank warm water and scientists investigated how how it would help to these patients. It is important to mention that achalasia is medical condition in which the muscles of the lower part of the esophagus fail to relax and that prevents the food from passing into the stomach. The results of this study showed that 58% of the patients had a significant improvement in their condition after drinking the warm water. Namely, it is highly advisable to drink a glass of warm water in the morning before breakfast and thus to activate your colon to move your bowels more easily. Warm water in same time will prepare your body for better absorption of food throughout the day.
- Improves Circulation
In order to enhance the blood flow in your body’s circulatory system all you should do is to drink warm water. This study showed that when the human body is exposed to warm temperature, the blood cell flow sagnificnatly increases. Scientists explain that the blood cell flow increases by a dramatic amount when first is introduced.
After that, the blood flow declines back to a normal rate and slowly increases. In other words, warm water will warm up your body from the inside and thus will improve your circulation.
- Weight Loss
Generally speaking, drinking water aids the weight loss process, but warm water offers many other health benefits and that is the reason why you should drink fat-burning liquid when is warm.
The Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine conducted a study in which scientists investigated the effect of warm water on weight loss. Namely, a group of overweight female participants were instructed to drinking large amount of water and 8 weeks later, the researchers came to conclusion that participants had experienced a decrease in body weight and their body mass index, as well as their overall appetite.
WHY IS DRINKING COLD WATER BAD FOR YOU?
– Even though drinking cold water during the hot summer days feels heavenly, you should not do that. Cold water helps you to cool down within seconds, but cold water is not good for your body (unlike warm water). Namely, when you drink cold water, your body has to warm up the water in order to use it and due to that it has to expend energy.
– Cold water constricts your blood vessels and that reduces hydration and its absorbability.
– When you drink cold water, your organism solidifies the fats in your food and your organism has to work much harder in order to digest the food.
– It is scientifically proved that cold water creates excess mucus in your respiratory system. Namely, when your lungs get congested, your organism is more susceptible to various infections and you are at higher risk of getting a throat infection.
Carefully watch the short video clip below. Next time you reach out for a glass of cold/iced water you definitely will think twice if you should or should not do that.