Most people head straight to the kitchen after waking up. They reach out for a hot cup of coffee or a glass of cold water. These are common to almost everybody but if you want to reap most of the benefits of drinking liquid early in the morning, drink a glass of warm water instead.
Warm water first thing in the morning is one of the best ways to start your day right. Making it a habit will give you numerous health benefits that will surely improve your overall well-being.
Here’s a list of Health Benefits of drinking warm water early in the morning:
1. It Relieves Pain
Warm water helps soothe dry, swollen and irritated throat. It reduces throat swelling and temporarily relieves pain.
Sometimes when waking up, you suffer from pain due to dry throat if you swallow. By drinking warm water, it significantly relieves pain just after the first sip. It also relaxes digestive muscles and soothes any cramps.
2. Improves Bowel Movements
It was proven that drinking warm water helps aid digestion any time of the day. The Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility conducted a study on patients suffering from achalasia (a rare condition where the lower part muscles of the esophagus fail to relax, preventing food from passing into the stomach) which are treated by making them drink warm water and see how it would help them.
After the studies, results show that 58% of the patients showed significant improvement regarding their condition after drinking warm water. A glass of warm water early in the morning before breakfast helps activate the colon to move your bowels easily. It also makes your body prepared for food absorption throughout the day.
3. Improves Circulation
The blood flow in your body’s circulatory system is enhanced by drinking warm water. according to recent studies, when exposed to warm temperature, the human body’s blood cell flow increases by a significant amount when first introduced and then declines back to its normal rate but begins to slowly increase again the longer it is exposed to heat. Consuming warm water helps improve your circulation by warming up your body from the inside.
4. Weight Loss
In general, drinking warm water can aid with your weight loss program. This fat-burning liquid is one of the best ways to have that fitness goal get into fruition.
The Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine conducted a study to a group of overweight female participants that were instructed to drink large amounts of warm water in order to study its effects on weight loss.
After a span of eight weeks, the researchers found out that the participants experienced an overall decrease in body mass index, body weight, and appetite.
REASONS WHY DRINKING COLD WATER IS BAD FOR YOU
Cold water on a hot summer’s day is heavenly. It refreshes and you down within seconds, but I bet you don’t know what and how drinking cold water does to your body (compared to warm water).
Here’s the facts:
Our body expends energy to warm up the cold water ingested before it can use it. It means that in order for our body to utilize the liquid, it has to first work hard by warming it up.
Drinking cold water tighten up our blood vessels that cause reduced absorbability of the fluid and decreases hydration.
Cold water solidifies the fats in the food you eat, thus causing your body to work harder in the process of digestion.
When you drink cold water, it creates excess mucus on your respiratory system that makes your lungs more congested. Congested lungs are more susceptible to different bacterial/viral infections. Your chances of throat infection also become higher.
Here’s a short video clip that shows why cold water is bad for you. Try to watch it so you can have something to think about before reaching that ice cold glass of water or any beverage.