By Ana Margarita Olar | Vigorbuddy.com
It is well known that warm water aids in digestion and weight loss but there are other benefits of drinking warm water that you never imagined and here are some of them:
- Improves blood circulation.
Warm water relaxes the nerves and blood vessels thus eliminating fat deposits. This aids in flushing out toxins from the body and improves blood circulation. This also leads to the proper distribution of much-needed oxygen and nutrients all over your body.
- Improves metabolism
There is a study that says drinking 2 cups of warm water will increase your metabolic rate for about 30%.
- Slows down premature aging
The presence of toxins in our body destroys body cells and leads to an early aging. But drinking warm water helps us get rid of those toxins and aids in skin repair to restore the skin’s elasticity.
Also, by being constantly hydrated, our skin elasticity is preserved, preventing skin wrinkles.
- Relieves pain.
Abdominal pain and spasm are due to irritated muscles and constricted blood vessels which lead to decreased oxygen supply of that body part and contributing to pain. Drinking warm water relaxes abdominal muscles and blood vessels, allowing oxygen to be supplied on that body part and relieves abdominal pain and spasm.
- Aids with a cough, and upper respiratory congestion.
Warm water, when combined with honey acts as a natural cough suppressant as it soothes the irritated throat and other respiratory infections. Also, warm water may be combined with salt to be used as a gargle for an itchy throat. Warm water relaxes smooth muscles lining the nasal passage thus, aid in nasal congestion. And lastly, it helps dissolve phlegm from the respiratory tract and aids in expectoration of phlegm.
- Increases energy due to increased level of hydrogen from drinking warm water.
- Gives a soothing feeling thus aids in relieving stress from too much work, study, and other life’s issues.
- Restores the Yin and Yang Balance
From the theory of Chinese Medicine and its Yin and Yang philosophy, drinking warm water that is about the same temperature as the body is an excellent way to achieve a balance in our body. It is also stated that drinks that are too hot or too cold can cause an imbalance. When you are experiencing Yin type imbalances such as chills, thirst, depression, sleepiness, bloating you need to drink warm water to energize the Yang and restore the balance within your body.