Water is the most essential part of our body and it is necessary to make us live. But, have you ever heard about the benefits of drinking warm water? If not, then stick to this article.
Drinking warm water has countless benefits to the body and on the other hand, cold water is dangerous for health.
In this article, I’m going to mention some of the best health benefits of drinking warm water that can impact your general health.
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Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Water
Here are is a list of a few from countless benefits:
1. Relieves Constipation
This is the most obvious benefit of drinking warm water. In most of the cases, your doctor is likely to advise you to take enough water when you are struggling with constipation.
Drinking water is one of the best home remedies for this condition. Water aids the movement of the old food wastes that are trapped in your intestines and for this reason, relieve you from the pain and discomfort of constipation.
Warm water will lubricate your digestive system and aid the movement of waste materials from your body more effectively than cold water.
2. Keeps Your Skin Healthy
There are several studies that show drinking enough water give you a radiant, healthy and young looking skin. (1)
The reality of the matter is that skin is an organ and just like any other organ of the body, it is made up of cells that need enough water to function at their fullest.
This means that if you are not hydrated, the functionality of your skin cells will be compromised and eventually affect the look on your skin. For this reason, you should be consuming enough warm water in a day.
3. Alleviates Pain
Drinking warm water can help reduce the pain from menstruation and headaches (a migraine). Here is a study showing how a headache is caused by drinking cold water. (2)
Most of the scientists claim that the warmth from warm water has a soothing and calming effect that impacts on the abdominal muscles. This is what provides instant relief to abdominal cramps and muscle spasms.
Warm water is very useful when you have a strong headache or abdominal pain. Some other people argue that the hot liquid aids the flow of blood to the skin and help relax the cramped muscles.
However, if the pain persists, you are supposed to visit a doctor for diagnosis, treatment and professional advice.
4. Reduce Toxins in the Body
We all know that our bodies eliminate toxins from either through the skin, digestive system or through the urinary process. They are either eliminated through sweating, urinating or ingestion.
What this means is that drinking enough warm water will ensure that your body is hydrated and eventually aid the process of water removal through the three most common processes.
5. Warm Water Aids in Weight Loss
I bet you have heard this several times from people who have successfully cut on their weight. Warm water not only controls your body temperature but also helps in proper metabolism and reduces the extra fat.
The fat deposits on your body will be used up in the process of producing more warmth. Additionally, warm water helps your intestines to clear up the waste materials and hence reduce the body’s weight from the dreaded ‘’water weight’’.
6. Reduce Stress Levels
There are several factors that can impact on your stress levels and being dehydrated is one of them. If you are dehydrated, then your body will not be able to work the right way and may eventually impact on your stress levels.
Drinking warm water will not only keep you hydrated but also improve central nervous system function which helps in reducing stress levels.
You can choose to drink warm water alone or just add some milk on it which will give you that calm feeling and reduce your stress levels even further.
You are required to drink it 30 minutes before or even after taking meals.
7. Improves the Body’s Circulation
It doesn’t matter whether you drink warm water or bath with it; it is going to improve your blood circulation. As a matter of fact, taking a warm bath expands your arteries and veins to help them carry blood more effectively.
We all know that healthy blood flow has many benefits to your general well being. Drinking warm water after meals will as well aid the digestion of food and eventually give your body a calm feeling.
If you are calm, you will be relaxed and sleep well which later gives your body a good time to perform well.
8. Relieves Achalasia
There are several studies that support the claims that drinking enough water will help relieve symptoms of Achalasia. (3)
This is a condition where your esophagus has trouble moving food down to your stomach. There is a large number of people who are suffering from this condition. If you are one of them, then it is recommended that you drink a lot of warm water. It is going to lubricate your esophagus and eventually aid the movement of food down to your stomach.
There are still no known reasons why some people suffer from this condition but there’s enough evidence that drinking warm water can reduce the symptoms of Achalasia.
9. Calms the Central Nervous System (CNS)
If you drink warm water after feeling that your nervous system is affected in one way or the other, then you will feel less pain and at the same time will be less panic for the rest of the day.
Your body will be lubricated and at the same time calm your central nervous system.
10. Aids Digestion
Drinking warm water will soothe and activate your digestive tract. The fact is that water is the lubricant that is needed to keep your digestive tract lubricated to aid the movement of food throughout the digestive process.
Additionally, water can dissolve and dissipate the foods you have already eaten which in one way or the other your body had a hard time digesting.
11. Prevents Premature Aging
I know you don’t even want to imagine how to tackle skin conditions such as premature aging. If you are totally out of your mind when you imagine this condition, then I’ve some good news for you.
There is enough evidence that drinking enough warm water aids the flow of blood and eventually prevents premature aging. (4)
The other reason why any person could face premature aging is if there are several toxins in the body and as I have already stated, warm water helps in the process of removing toxins from the body.
12. Cleanses the Skin
Drinking warm water or even taking a warm bath will actually open the skin pores and help the process of flushing out toxins from the skin. It also keeps your skin hydrated which naturally moisturizes the skin. It helps to prevent your skin against infections.
Fewer bacterial infections in the body and in the skin mean that you will live a healthy life afterward. It helps to reduce instances of pimples, acne, aging, and several other skin conditions.
13. Better Hair
Drinking enough warm water will activate the nerves at the roots of your hair which makes it soft and glowing. It also helps the hair grow faster.
What this means is that if you take enough warm water, it will eventually impact on your hair positively. The reality of the matter is that the shaft of each hair is made up of ¼ of water. This means that if you don’t drink enough of it, then you are likely to deal with dry hair. It may also make your hair weak and eventually lead to hair loss.
14. Lowers the Risk of Infections
Un-boiled water is full of disease-causing bacteria and microbes that can hurt your body at any time. For this reason, drinking warm water will kill most of the bacteria and microbes which could later cause infections.
This means that drinking warm water will ultimately reduce the risks of infections and help you stay safe.
15. Soothe Sore Throats
Drinking warm water is a perfect and a very effective home remedy especially when you are suffering from cold and having a sore throat.
The fact is that warm water dissolves the thick viscous substance which is secreted by the mucous membrane and later removes it from the respiratory tract.
There are some people who claim that warm water does something to the nasal congestion too. This can be more effective if you inhale warm steam.
The Bottom Line
I am sure now you have become aware of some amazing benefits of drinking warm water. Warm water has tons of benefits not only when consumed internally but even when applied externally.
Warm water steam can benefit your skin by opening the pores to facilitate the process of toxin removal.
The above are just some of the advantages and satisfactory evidence that if you drink warm water, you will never be frustrated and feel fresh and healthy.
Usama Azam is a medical student (MD) and an expert in natural medicine. He believes and writes on natural treatments about different health and medical conditions. To know more about him visit About page.