Regular water consumption is absolutely necessary! Most of us are aware of this fact.
Water helps to balance body temperature, assist the digestive system and detoxify. But should the suggested 8 to 10 glasses of water a day be warm or cold? Also, are there certain seasons or times of the day when cold water is better for us?
We will be diving into the vital ‘drink warm or cold water’ discussion via this blog, but not before giving you all the necessary inputs.
So, get ready to make some informed choices!
Benefits of Drinking Water
Before proceeding, let us just go over the advantages of drinking water – room temperature, warm or cold.
Our bodies are primarily made up of water. Vital organs such as the heart and brain are 73% water while our lungs are 83% water. So, if you wish for your organs to be running smoothly, you need to consume fresh water to rejuvenate your internal systems. Water also keeps the body lubricated, joints cushioned sodium levels balanced.
In fact, our digestive, respiratory and cardiac functions, among others, rely heavily on water consumption.
If you find it difficult to drink the required amount of water per day, try these tricks.
So, Warm or Cold Water?
The debate between warm or cold water is pretty one-sided. Most doctors, nutritionists, and healers in Singapore and around the world have announced that warm water has more benefits than cold water. If not warm, at the least room temperature water is preferred over ice water or water straight out of the fridge.
What Happens When We Drink Cold Water
When cold water enters your system, the body tries to regulate the internal temperature. Chilled water or cold beverages tend to contact blood vessels. And this often leads to other undesirable effects too such as…
- The cool vapour may enter the nose area and thickens nasal mucous, making it difficult to pass through the windpipe.
- If you are prone to headaches or migraines, cold water can worsen this condition.
- Cold water hinders absorption of nutrients during the digestion process
- With hot or spicy food it is considered incorrect as it causes imbalance in the body.
However, in certain situations cool water can keep the increasing body heat in check.
What Happens When We Drink Warm Water
Consumption of warm water breaks down food in the digestive system and helps to absorb nutrients. So, it offers some obvious benefits…
- For individuals, with digestive problems, drinking warm water throughout the day can ease constipation and loosen bowel movement
- Drinking warm water is known to boost metabolism and trigger weight loss
- Warm water is an ideal internal cleanser as it flushes out toxins from the body
- When warm water enters our system, it improves blood circulation through the arteries and veins
- Drinking a glass of warm water in the morning and one glass before sleeping helps to treat sinus issues and to sleep better at night
According to Chinese tradition, every meal should be accompanied with a hot or warm drink.
In short, when the body’s functioning is smooth and healthy, this naturally elevates your mood and keeps you feeling positive! And warm water keeps the body functioning like a well-oiled machine and curbs may health issues at the core.
Hence, warm water should be your obvious choice most of the time. However, cool water can be consumed at times such as during heavy sessions in the gym, especially to regulate your body heat.
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