Health Benefits of Warm Water

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According to Ayurveda, all kinds of water are not absorbed at the same rate by the body. Regular water takes around 6 hours to get absorbed, whereas water which has been boiled, takes only half that time. What is interesting to note, is that Ayurveda does not insist that you have the boiled water hot. It says that boiling water for ten minutes enriches it with energy and stimulates agni which in turn helps digestion. The very properties of water are said to alter after boiling. It is said to be beneficial to sip on this water all through the day, reheating it is not required as the nature of the water is now warm. Water kept overnight loses these properties though. Boil fresh water every morning for best results.

1. Prevents constipation 

Intestinal movement is important to avoid bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort. Dr. Rupali Datta suggests that having warm water is great for internal ‘cleansing’. It regulates bowel movement and prevents constipation.

2. Great for glowing skin 

Drinking warm water raises your body’s temperature and helps release toxins. This detoxification, is great for glowing skin and unclogged pores.

3. Stimulates hunger 

Anju Sood, a Bengaluru based nutritionist elaborates, “When you have warm water, the body has to work harder to bring down its temperature. Thus, the metabolic system is kicked off.” This further triggers the mind to demand food and stimulates hunger.

4. Aids digestion 

Dr. Sood says that drinking warm water early in the morning helps boost liver and kidney functions. “If you ask a nutritionist what is the primary organ of the body, she will inevitably say it is the liver as all metabolism happens via the liver. Warm water plays a vital role in breaking down food substances and thus aids digestion.”

5. Helps clear out congestion 

Though avoiding cold water when you have a sore throat may largely be an Indian old wife’s tale (many parts of the world do not even recognize this concept), it is indisputable that warm water helps clear out congestion and soothes an aching throat. The water helps prevent phlegm accumulation too.

6. Pain relief from menstrual cramps 

Menstrual cramps can be quite painful for some. A warm water bottle pressed against your belly may be your favourite way to deal with period pain, but did you know that drinking warm water can help too? Studies suggest that drinking warm water increases blood circulation, which works as a pain reliving mechanism.

7. Prevents premature ageing

As mentioned above, warm water consumption removes toxins from the body, through sweat, bowel movement and unclogged pores. The presence of toxins in the body leads to premature ageing.

Source : food.ndtv.com

Author: Hafiz Mahadzir

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