Most people know by now that water is essential to our survival. We’ve probably also all heard medical doctors say that drinking roughly 8 glasses a day is ideal. However, what most people don’t understand is that warm water and hot water have some exclusive benefits of their own that you simply can’t get when you drink water cold.
Here are 6 benefits of drinking hot water:
1. May relieve nasal congestion
A cup of hot water creates steam. Holding a cup of hot water and taking a deep inhale of this gentle vapor may assist to loosen clogged sinuses and even relieve a sinus headache. Since you have mucous membranes throughout your sinuses and throat, drinking hot water may assist warm that area and soothe a sore throat caused by mucus buildup.
2. May aid digestion
Drinking water helps to keep the digestive system moving. As the water moves through your stomach and intestines, the body is better able to remove waste. Some believe that drinking hot water is especially effective for activating the digestive system.
The concept is that hot water can also dissolve and dissipate the food you’ve eaten that your body might have had trouble digesting. In the meantime, if you feel like drinking hot water helps aid your digestion, there is no harm in using this as a remedy.
3. May improve central nervous system function
Not getting enough water, hot or cold, can have negative consequences on your nervous system functioning, ultimately affecting mood and brain function. Drinking water can enhance central nervous system activity, as well as mood.
4. To help relieve constipation
Dehydration is a common cause of constipation. In many cases, drinking water is an effective way to relieve and prevent constipation. Staying hydrated helps soften stool and makes it easier to pass. Drinking hot water regularly may assist keep your bowel movements regular.
5. May decrease stress levels
Since drinking hot water helps enhance central nervous device functions, you might end up feeling less anxious if you drink it.
6. To help relieve symptoms of achalasia
People with achalasia have problem swallowing. They may feel as though foods get stuck in their esophagus instead of moving to the stomach.
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