Hot Water: An Essential Part of Life

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Negosentro | Hot Water: An Essential Part of Life | Consumption of water helps the body remain hydrated and healthy. The quantity of water that one needs to take differs as it depends on physical fitness, age, and environmental conditions. Hot water has innumerable benefits. The medical practitioners usually advise the intake of lukewarm water daily because of the health benefits. Therefore, most people have a habit of boiling water in kettles and sipping it bit by bit. 

Hot water as a Body Detoxifier

A recent study demonstrated that drinking warm water aids in kidney protection by diluting the waste materials in the blood. Since it is vital in detoxifying the body, it can also help fight inflammation, joint pain, and gout. Hot water makes one sweat more, resulting in the toxins getting flushed out from the body.

As an Anti-Tremor Agent

Researchers explain that shivering, the body’s natural response to a cold environment, can be prevented by drinking lukewarm water. Since water can be quickly boiled using handy kettles, one can get hot water any time of the day, as and when the need arises.

Pain-Reliever

Drinking hot water improves circulation and blood flow, especially in the injured and inflamed muscles. Consumption of hot water has been proved to reduce internal pain in a lot of people.

Expectorant Effect of Warm Water

The steam created by boiling water, when inhaled, helps to loosen the clogged mucus in the sinuses and relieves sinusitis. Moreover, drinking hot water helps to soften the sore throat caused by mucus build-up. It also helps relieve runny nose, cough, and even tiredness.

Food Processor

Drinking hot water helps eliminate waste faster. It is useful for the active functioning of the digestive system because of its ability to dissolve and break down food very quickly. It is advisable to consume warm water after surgery as it has favourable effects on intestinal movements and expelling gas.

Mood Shaper

Dehydration can have negative impacts on the nervous system as it affects brain functions resulting in mood swings. Several studies show that drinking warm liquid improves central nervous system activity. There were reports of reduced anxiety occurrences among those who gulped down enough water. Having enough water improves one’s mood and relaxation levels.

Bowel Cleanser

Constipation happens when the bowel movements are less, making the stool difficult to pass. It can lead to other health complications like piles, haemorrhoids, and many more. One of the common causes of constipation is dehydration, and hence, drinking water helps relieve it. Consumption of hot water helps to keep the bowel movements regular and intact. Achalasia is a condition where the oesophagus has difficulty in moving the food down to the stomach. People with Achalasia have difficulty in swallowing as they feel like the food gets stuck in the oesophagus. The associated condition that comes with Achalasia is called dysphagia. Drinking hot liquid was found to be helpful for people with this condition.

Hot water is considered safe because the water is boiled and free of germs. Drinking hot water soothes one from the inside on cold days. Hot water helps soothe the body in times of fever. One can benefit a lot by having a routine schedule of consuming warm water. Follow the proverb “Prevention is better than cure” by routinely having lukewarm water.