By all accounts the winter weather has been behaving itself so far. Not that we haven’t had cold weather. There are still a few chilly months to get through before the temperatures begin climbing to a more appealing level and where we won’t need a few layers of insulation.
External heating helps obviously, but there’s a pretty simple and cost effective manner in which to warm yourself internally and that’s to drink hot water. It really is that simple + the benefits are many! We’ll be illustrating these benefits across a two part series, of which this is the first.
Drinking hot water relieves nasal congestion – The warmth of hot water creates steam. Inhaling steam rising off your hot water drink can help loosen clogged sinuses and even relieve a sinus headache.
Since you have mucous membranes throughout your neck and upper torso, drinking hot water can help warm that area and soothe a sore throat caused by mucous build-up.
Aids digestion – drinking hot water both soothes and activates your digestive tract. Water is, after all, the lubricant that keeps your digestion going. As the water moves through your stomach and intestines, digestive organs are better hydrated and able to eliminate waste.
Enhances blood circulation and promote a healthy nervous system which is important for proper muscle and nerve activity. In addition, it keeps your nervous system healthy by breaking down the fat deposits around it.
Helps relieve constipation – drinking hot water helps your intestines to contract. When that happens, old waste trapped in your intestines is able to pass out of your body. Drinking hot water regularly helps keep you, well, regular. But drinking it occasionally when you’re constipated isn’t a bad idea either.
Body detoxification – hot water is fantastic for helping your body to detox. When you drink hot water, your body temperature begins to rise, which results in sweat. You want this to happen because it helps to release toxins from your body and cleanse it properly.
Should you decide that drinking hot water is the way to go during the colder weather, it’s always good to remember to pay attention to how hot your glass or mug of hot water is. If you’re a bit scatter-brained, then rather wait until your hot water has cooled a bit and if drinking hot water just isn’t your first choice, try adding a slice of lemon or lime, just to give your hot water drink that tasty citrus twist.
Like the idea of having hot drinking water readily available? Then speak to us at AquAid. We have a wide range of hot and cold water coolers and water boilers tailor-made to suit your water consumption requirements.