Is drinking warm water on an empty stomach good for your health? Let’s find out

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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We all have heard that drinking warm water first thing in the morning is essential. Ever wondered why? Well, because there are various advantages to drinking warm water.

Some people claim that hot water specifically can help improve digestion, relieve congestion, and even promote relaxation, compared with drinking cold water.

The majority of the health advantages of hot water are based on anecdotal reports because there is no scientific research in this area. However, many people report that this cure helps them feel better, especially when they use it first thing in the morning or shortly before bed.

The ideal temperature for drinking hot beverages is between 130 and 160°F (54 and 71°C), according to research. Temperatures above this can cause burns or scalds.

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Here are some benefits of drinking a cup of warm water in the morning on an empty stomach;

Flushes out toxins: A warm cup of water can help to flush toxins from the body. It also aids in the digestion process by assisting in the breakdown of food. The theory is that hot water can also dissolve and dissipate the food you’ve eaten that your body might have had trouble digesting.

Relieves constipation: Dehydration is a common cause of constipation. Drinking warm water helps in treating even chronic constipation. In fact, drinking warm water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning should become a habit because it helps bowel motions.

Pain relief: Drinking warm water can alleviate stomach pain. It provides immediate relief from migraines, various types of headaches, and menstrual discomfort and cramps. Warm water also stimulates blood circulation, which causes the skin to glow.

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Helps in weight loss: Drinking warm water will help in losing weight. Warm water raises body temperature, which improves metabolic rate and, as a result, helps to burn more calories and improve kidney function.

Slows the aging process: Warm water aids in the slowing of the aging process by regenerating skin cells and boosting elasticity. Drinking warm water with some lemon squeezed in it protects the pH balance of the body. Drinking it on a daily basis helps to eliminate acne, rashes, wrinkles, and dark spots from the face.

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