Cold water vs warm water: one of them is damaging to your health
We all have a routine after we get up in the morning. We mostly start our day with a glass of cold water or a cup of hot coffee. But, today, we’re here to present you some of the advantages that a cup of warm water has to offer for your health. Yes, you read it correctly. A cup of warm water is what you need!
This practice of drinking warm water immediately after you get up is what you need to start your day fresh and full of energy!
Here are some of the benefit it offers:
1. It relieves pain
Warm water is especially good for an irritated, swollen or dry throat. It will reduce the swelling and relieve your pain temporarily.When you feel pain as you swallow, grab a glass of warm water!
2. Improves bowel movements
Warm water will help your digestion at any time of the day. It’s also soothing against cramps. A particular study conducted by the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility on a group of patients who had achalasia (a condition in which the muscles of the lower part of the esophagus can’t relax and instead, they prevent food from passing into the stomach) were given warm water to drink to see how they would react.The results showed that even 58% of them had a significant improvement in their condition. If you drink warm water before you have breakfast, you’ll activate your colon and your bowels will start moving more easily. You’ll also absorb food better.
3. Improves circulation
Your whole blood flow as well as your circulatory system will be improved by drinking warm water. When our human body is exposed to warm temperature, the blood cell flow increases significantly.After that, it declines back to a normal rate of blood flow and the longer it is exposed to heat, it increases slowly. Your circulation becomes improved because your body is warmed up from the inside.
4. Weight loss
Warm water is excellent for weight loss. It’s actually burning fats fast.A study conducted by the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine on a group of overweight female participants who were instructed to drink large amounts of warm water got the fascinating results after 8 weeks. The participants had decreased their weight significantly, but they also improved their body mass index, and their appetite!
Why is drinking cold water bad for you?
- You may want to grab a glass of ice cold water during the summer. You feel refreshed and cool.
- But, when you drink cold water, your body expends energy to warm up the water so that it can use it.
- Cold water constricts our blood vessels and in that way, it reduces hydration and its absorbability.
- Cold water also solidifies the fats in our food, so our bowels have to work more so that we can digest the food.
- Excess of mucus in your respiratory system is what cold water causes to appear. Then, your lungs become congested and you become more susceptible to different infections.
Here, we’re presenting you a short video that shows you the disadvantages of drinking cold water.