We all know that drinking enough water throughout the day is an essential factor to stay healthy. But, did you know that drinking water in proper quantity and at a proper temperature is very important in order to reap the benefit it provides?

Take a look here at some of the scientifically proven health benefits of drinking a glass of warm water in the morning. Also, read to know what happens to your body if you drink cold or refrigerated water.

Benefits of Drinking Warm Water

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Drinking warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies from inside-out. If you start consuming warm water regularly, it will:

1. Aid in weight loss: Drinking a glass of warm water in the morning increases body temperature and the metabolic rate. This helps break down the adipose tissue, or the body fat, thus leading to weight loss.

If you sip on warm water with a dash of lemon juice, it controls food cravings due to the effect of pectin fiber, which is found in the lemon juice. This further speeds up the weight loss process.

2. Promote healthy digestion: Sipping on warm water in the morning stimulates the digestion as it:

  • Activates the stomach and the intestines. Prepares the digestive system and the glands for the first meal of the day.
  • Helps in breaking down the food into smaller particles making it easier to digest it.
  • Allows the body to absorb nutrients from the food and neutralizes excess digestive acids.

3. Stop premature aging: Presence of toxins in the body is one of the prime reasons for premature aging. However, if you start your day by drinking warm water, it can help detoxify the body while repairing skin cells for better elasticity.


What happens when you drink cold water?

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When you drink cold or refrigerated water on an empty stomach, or before, or after a meal, it can lead to various health hassles, such as:

  • It leads to constipation. When you drink cold water before or after your meal, the food and the oil content of the meal that you have eaten solidifies and causes deposition of a layer of fat in the intestine. This results into constipation and other tummy woes like bloating, heartburn, and acidity.
  • It shrinks the blood vessels and hampers the blood circulation.
  • It creates excess mucus in your body, which can lead to a decrease in immunity, making it easier to catch cold and infectious illnesses.

So, the next time you reach out for a glass of cold water, just think of the harmful effects that it might bring to your health!


Takeaways

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  • After boiling water, make sure to cool it down for a few minutes. The temperature of the water should not be more than around 50 degree C when you consume it. Drinking very hot water can damage the tissues in the mouth and the esophagus.
  • Make sure not to eat anything for at least 30 minutes after drinking warm water in the morning. This is the time your body takes to clean, energize, and hydrate each cell and remove toxins.
  • To attain optimum health benefits have a glass of warm water 30 minutes after your meal. However, do not to overdo it, as large amounts of drinking warm water continuously can make you feel uncomfortable and nauseated. 


With so many benefits listed, prefer starting your day by sipping on warm water for a healthier you, every day!  However, do check with your physician before you start drinking warm water, because if you are on any medications it could impact their efficacy.




For any query related to drinking water and other dietary concerns, consult a Dietician at www.healthcaremagic.com

About the Author

Neha Garg

A voracious reader and health enthusiast, Neha Garg has an experience of more than 4 years in health writing. Neha is a professionally qualified Nutritionist with an outstanding academic and clinical background. She is working as a medical writer and nutrition consultant!




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