Most people usually drink a cup of cold water or a cup of coffee right upon waking up. But, if you want to get the most benefits of drinking liquid on an empty stomach in the morning you should drink a warm cup of water.
A lot of studies have shown that drinking warm water as a first thing in the morning offers many health benefits and it is one of the best ways to start your day. Here is a short list of those health benefits:
1. It Relieves Pain
Drinking warm water can reduce swelling in the throat, which leads to a temporary pain relief. A cup of warm water can do wonders for dry and irritated throats, too.
So, next time when you wake up with a dry throat you know what you should do. The first improvement can be experienced after taking the first sip of warm water. Moreover, warm water soothes cramps by relaxing the muscles of the stomach.
2. Improves Bowel Movements
A recent study done by the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility has revealed that half of the patients suffering from achalasia (the muscles of the lower part of the esophagus fail to relax), experienced improvement after drinking warm water.
Starting the day by drinking a glass of warm water improves metabolism. In addition, it is a good way to stimulate the colon to move the bowels easier.
3. Improves Circulation
Drinking warm water on an empty stomach improves blood flow in the body`s circulatory system because when the body is exposed to warm temperature, the blood cell flow raises by a dramatic amount. It is scientifically proven that warm water improves circulation by warming up the body from within.
4. Weight Loss
As you already know, drinking a lot of water is generally beneficial for weight loss, but drinking warm water is the best way to consume this liquid. The Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine led a study which included a group of overweight women who were given a large amount of warm water. This study found out that women had experienced a decrease in weight, appetite, and body mass index.
Why Is Drinking Cold Water Bad For You?
One of the best feeling during the long, hot summer days is having a glass of cold water! It really helps cool down, but cold water does many other things to your body at the same time. Unfortunately, those things are not good for you.
- Cold water tightens the blood vessels and reduces hydration
- When you drink cold water the body works hard to digest food
- The body increases energy when you drink cold water in order to heat it up and use it
- Cold water forms excess mucus in the respiratory system and leads to congestion and increased risk of infections like a throat infection.