10 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Hot Water

Lifestyle December 5, 2017 By Hugo

A refreshing glass of water isn't something that needs to be sold. It's common knowledge that it is by far the healthiest drink available to the human race, and anyone who believes otherwise has yet to be proven right.

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However, while a cold glass of water has a plethora of healthy minerals, the benefits that come from heating up a glass of H20 are less well-known.

In fact, a glass of heated water offers an array of benefits that don't come from your average bottle of Evian. Here are 10 of them.

1. Menstrual Cramps

Hot water has a soothing effect on the abdominal muscles, which can help cure cramps and spasms.

So don't waste money on expensive pharma products. Hot water often does the job.

2. Weight Loss

Weight all boils down (excuse the pun) to your metabolism. For some, putting on the pounds will never be a problem, but for the majority of us, we find it hard to keep track of our calorie intakes and end up putting on more weight than we'd want.

The good news is that hot water is a great friend to the metabolism and can even break down the body fats in your body. So make sure you always start your day with at least one mug of the hot stuff to set your metabolism in motion for the day ahead.

3. Body Detoxification 

For those with persistent skin problems, hot water is a fabulous detox and perfect for sweating toxins from your body thanks to the body's temperature rising.

After all, it's no wonder top runway models swear by the health benefits that come from a hot glass of water each morning.

4. Prevents the early onsets of aging

Aging is never an easy thing to get your head around, especially when you're still young! So to preserve your health and radiance for as long as possible, get into the habit of drinking warmed water.

Not only does hot water release toxins from your body (toxins speed up the ageing process) but it also helps repair the skin cells, which will, in turn, increase the elasticity of your skin; thereby making it smoother.

5  Stronger and healthier hair

We all want to have hair that makes us feel worth it, but many of us have knotty hair without much texture or shine after years of stress.

However, hot water energizes the nerve endings in your roots; helping to promote softer and shinier hair. 

6. It can put a stop to pesky pimples and acne

What is healthy hair without great skin?

Well, thanks to hot water you can have both due to hot water's ability to cleanse the body deeply and thus eliminate the primary causes of acne. 

7. Hair growth 

Another benefit that comes from drinking hot water is the growth of your hair due to the hot water promoting regular activity within the hair's roots.

So if you feel the onset of a bald patch coming on, or just feel your hair needs a bit of shine and texture, then get that kettle going.

8. Wave goodbye to dandruff

No one wants from snowflakes falling from their hair, but with a daily intake of hot water, hair snow will become a thing of the past due to the scalp staying hydrated.

If you don't believe us, try it for yourself. The results are near-instantaneous.

9. Digestion

Studies have shown that drinking a cold glass of water after a meal can harden the oils within the solid foods.

In turn, this creates a deposit of fat on the stomachs inner wall, which can lead to intestinal cancer. Instead, always drink hot water after a meal. Its heat will break down the contents of your stomach and eliminate such an outcome while also improving your digestive system. 

10. Bowel movements 

A good digestive system also leads to a healthy bowel, and that's exactly what hot water offers.  

Ridding the stomach of any remnant foods, a warm glass of water makes the movement of certain particles smooth and less painful.


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