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  • You probably already know how important it is to drink enough water every day.

  • It has been estimated that our body is 65% water.

  • When we lose more liquids than we ingest, we get dehydrated, and experience headaches, dry skin, dizziness, and fatigue.

  • In the more severe cases, dehydration could lead to a loss of consciousness and fainting spells.

  • Since water is so important for our bodies, have you ever stopped to think about what temperature it's best to drink it at?

  • Normally people prefer drinking cold water, but that might not be the best way.

  • Here are some reasons why cold water may not be the best for you.

  • It messes with your digestive system.

  • Some studies performed with cold water have shown that drinking water and other beverages at low temperatures contract your blood vessels, which may harm your digestion and nutrient absorption.

  • Furthermore, our body ends up having an additional task of regulating the water temperature, which uses up the energy that should be used digesting your food.

  • The same thing happens when we exercise and sweat.

  • Drinking cold water could harm our digestive system.

  • It gets in the way of fat decomposition.

  • It's not recommended to drink water while eating, and drinking cold water could even influence weight loss.

  • Specialists have said that cold water solidifies the fat in your food, which makes it harder to break down.

  • It increases the probability of your throat hurting.

  • Our grandparents also knew another reason not to drink cold water.

  • When we drink water at lower temperatures, we are more likely to experience throat pains and a stopped-up nose.

  • Our body produces excessive mucus when in contact with cold water as a way to protect our airways.

  • When they get congested, we become more vulnerable to inflammations and infections.

  • It could reduce your heart rate.

  • Studies have shown that cold water can also influence your heart rate.

  • When you drink it, you stimulate your vagus nerve, which plays an important role in your heart rate.

  • This could be very dangerous, especially when you exercise regularly.

  • Now that you know what drinking cold water could do to your body, here are some of the benefits of drinking warm water.

  • It improves your digestion.

  • Just like cold water harms digestion, the opposite is also true.

  • Drinking warm water before meals accelerates your metabolism, helps break down fats, and absorb nutrients.

  • According to the British Homeopathy Association, drinking a cup of boiled water before breakfast cleanses your stomach and aids digestion.

  • It improves your mood.

  • A very interesting study showed that warm water can improve your mood and even make you more friendly.

  • It sounds weird, doesn't it?

  • Researchers theorize that the way our brain processes heat and the way we judge people are quite similar.

  • A person who holds a mug with a warm beverage, such as coffee, is seen as a warmer person, unlike someone who holds a cold drink.

  • It fights bad cholesterol and obesity.

  • We've already shared this recipe on our channel due to its numerous benefits.

  • Drinking warm water with some kind of citrus fruit like lemon or lime is beneficial for people with diabetes, since it reduces the impact of a meal on your blood sugar level.

  • Studies have shown that this combination also reduces the level of bad cholesterol, improving blood flow.

  • Reduces excessive mucus.

  • As we have already said, cold water promotes excessive mucus production.

  • On the other hand, warm water can reduce mucus build up in the digestive tract, nose and throat.

  • In this way, we're less prone to infections.

  • It relieves constipation.

  • You know how your belly swells up for no reason?

  • It may be because you're not drinking enough water.

  • Drinking warm water on an empty stomach is great at regulating bowel movements.

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Hot vs Cold: Benefits of Drinking Hot Water vs Cold Water

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    Annie Huang posted on 2020/08/13
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