- This early morning ritual is simple, effective and beneficial
- Water and other liquids help break down the food in your stomach faster
- Warm water can help cut down belly fat quickly
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day can be beneficial for your skin, muscle, weight management, keeps you hydrates, prevents joint pain and overall health. Water helps the body's cells absorb nutrients and protects you from infections. But drinking one or two glasses of warm or hot water every morning might offer a wide range of health benefits. We all are in a habit to start our mornings with a cup of hot coffee, milk or tea. Though, there is no harm in it but drinking hot or lukewarm water in the morning can do wonders for your health. This early morning ritual is simple, inexpensive and effective and can make a significant impact on your health.
Health expert Luke Coutinho in his recent Instagram post suggests us to drink a cup or two of lukewarm water in the morning, with or without lemons as it can soothe our digestive system.
Regularly drinking lukewarm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, aids in digestion and reduces the metabolic waste that could have built up in your immune system. Warm water in the morning can cleanse your body as it helps in flushing out the toxins and irritants. Water and other liquids help break down the food in your stomach faster, making it easy for you to digest. This in turn helps in the smooth functioning of the digestive system. Warm water also helps wash away the excess oil from the liver.
On the other hand, drinking cold water during or after a meal can actually harden the oil from the foods you eat which leads to the deposit of fat in the intestine. So from now onward, you can replace a glass of cold water with a warm one as it can help in digestion, especially after eating a meal.
At some pint or the other, we all suffer from some or the other digestive problem, whether it is constipation, bloating or irregular bowel syndrome. A simple home remedy to get rid of these common digestive issues is drinking very warm water in the morning on an empty stomach. This will help improve the bowel movements and aid constipation while breaking down foods easily.
If you are on a weight loss program, drinking a glass of warm water early in the morning can help cut down belly fat quickly. Warm water increases the body temperature, which therefore increases the metabolic rate. An increase in metabolic rate will allow your body to burn more calories. Moreover, warm water can also help in removing the waste products from your body which can lead to weight gain.
Hot water might be beneficial for detoxifying the body. Hot water helps to raise a person's body temperature and it can cause sweating. Sweating expels the toxins from the body and can help clean the pores.
(Luke Coutinho, Holistic Lifestyle Coach - Integrative Medicine)
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