Starting your day with a glass (or cup) of hot water may seem like a strange thing, but only until you hear about all the benefits. Drinking hot water early in the morning will boost your digestive system and provides a range of health benefits as well. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should drink scalding hot water – just keep it warm (about 120F) in order to avoid internal burns which can cause quite a lot of problems.
Health benefits of drinking hot water in the morning
Your teeth will thank you
Warm better is better for your teeth than cold as it’s easily absorbed in the tissues. Some fillings can react negatively to cold water, causing them to de-bond, which doesn’t happen with warm water. Of course, you’ll need to pay attention to the temperature, as very hot water can also have negative effects on your teeth.
It’s better for your digestion
Warm water is a natural vasodilator which means that it can open up your blood vessels and improve the blood flow in the digestive system, improving your digestion and metabolism in the process. Plus, drinking warm water on an empty stomach will emulsify the fast from a meal and make them easier to digest, which will eventually result in weight loss.
Cleans toxins from your body
A glass of warm water in the morning will promote sweating and better elimination of toxins. Squeeze a lemon in to further improve the detox process and alkalize your body as well. If you’re not a fan of lemons, you should drink a few cups of green tea a day in order to fight the effects of free radicals in the body.
If you’re looking for a way to relieve constipation, warm water is your best bet. Starting your day with a glass of warm water will boost your digestion and improve your bowel movements, effectively treating constipation and similar digestive problems. The increased body temperature will stimulate intestinal peristalsis, which can help you in cases of irregular bowel movement and constipation as well.