Did you know that the temperature of the natural water you drink has an impact on your health and the way your body's function? Most of us are used to drinking water either cold or at room temperature, but drinking warm water in the morning can also have its benefits and help fuel your body and its natural functions throughout the day.
Drinking warm water every day on a regular basis will help the body to break down fat deposits, relax muscles, and increase blood flow. An increase in blood circulation can rejuvenate skin cells and keep them nourished. With that said, drinking water that's too hot can damage the tissue in your esophagus, burn your taste buds, and scald your tongue. Be careful when drinking hot water. Drinking warm, not hot, water is best for rehydration, and is safe to use as a remedy.
Let’s take a look at four benefits of drinking warm water in the morning:
Water is a natural lubricant
If you compare your body to a machine, then water is the oil that helps things run smoothly. Water is a natural lubricant throughout the body, helping your joints, respiratory, and digestive tracts - among many others - remain hydrated and open. In this relaxed state, fluids, nutrients, and waste flow smoother and easier in and out of the body.
Water can help relieve cold symptoms
Water also helps to regulate our body's temperature. That’s why exercising makes you thirsty, your body is signaling you that it needs to cool down. In a similar yet opposite effect, drinking warm water can help your body retain heat in cold temperatures, an especially helpful effect in chilly mornings. This effect can also help regulate the experience of cold symptoms by loosening clogged sinuses and mucus, and soothing cold throats.
Constipation relief from warm water
Dehydration is one of the main reasons for constipation. Drinking water of any temperature is a good way to get your bowels moving again by breaking down all that clogged-up poop. while water of any temperature is good for constipation, warm water is better qualified.
It may help soothe menstrual pain
Yes, our bodies come equipped with various natural processes meant to flush out toxins and excess materials. For us lucky ladies, that includes monthly periods which, for most, can also be accompanied by abdominal pain. Hooray. Most remedies for menstrual pain recommend applying a warm blanket or towel to provide relief, but drinking warm water can also have a similar effect.
if your sh*t chute is all sh*t and no chute, a glass or two of warm water may be just what you need.
It helps flush out toxins and waste
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Tips for drinking warm water in the morning
While the benefits of drinking warm water in the morning may sound great, the actual experience of drinking it may still take some getting used to. To help you add this daily habit to your routine, here is a recipe for a morning cocktail guaranteed to fuel your body:
First thing in the morning make a large cup of warm water with:
1 Tbsp apple vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1tsp squeeze of lemon
*As an added tip, make sure to wash your teeth after drinking as vinegar can be especially acidic to the natural enamel of our teeth.