Imagine drinking hot water in summers. This might freak you out but it is true. Drinking warm water throughout the year can be great for your health in several ways; Having said that we don’t mean piping hot water, but lukewarm water can be the best dose of health your body needs to beat the harshness of the environment and help stay fit. After all, 75 percent of our body is made up of fluids and for better functioning our body needs to strike the perfect balance of electrolytes.
So, here are a few reasons why you must drink warm and what it does to your body and few remedies to make your regular water even more nutritious.
1. Why is it essential amidst the Covid-19 crisis
The global Coronavirus pandemic scare has been increasing day-by-day and with no accurate vaccination, to keep such virus attacks at bay. However, as the world prepares to step out after a prolonged lockdown it is essential to build a strong metabolism and immunity.
Drinking warm water early morning helps in maintaining the right electrolyte balance in the body and detoxify toxins present in the body. Apart from that if you are prone to seasonal flu, cold and cough, sipping lukewarm water throughout the day can help in relieving the congestion in the chest as well as nasal cavity.
2. Great decongestant
A prolonged history of congestion in your chest cavity can affect your respiratory system. Congestion happens due to the deposition of mucus, which inflames the air passage of your lungs. Hence, the best way to naturally dilute the mucus and flush them out of the body is by drinking lukewarm water throughout the day. Apart from that, lukewarm water also helps in relieving sore throat and sinus issues. Here’s how you can make your regular lukewarm water a great remedy for treating congestion.
Take 1 litre of lukewarm water
Add 1 lemon
2 teaspoon honey
Mix it well and sip it throughout the day.
Both honey and lemon are loaded with nutrients like Vitamin C, D, E, K and B complex and beta-carotene, which help in boosting immunity as well as treating cold, cough and flu.
3. Fortify your water
Drinking warm water every morning can help in flushing out the toxins from the digestive system. Warm water also helps in the proper functioning of the endocrine system. This happens because lukewarm water raises the body temperature, which in turn increases the metabolic rate, which helps throw out the toxins from the body.
Take 1 litre water
½ a teaspoon lime juice
3-4 basil leaves
3-4 ginger julienne
This blend will help in flushing out toxins from the body and improve the metabolic rate along with improving digestion. However, ginger is warm in nature. So make sure you add a very small portion of it.
4. Helps in promoting weight loss
If you are a fitness enthusiast then water should be your best companion. Drinking warm water in the morning helps flushing out the toxins. However, drinking warm water increases the body temperature, which improves the metabolic rate . It helps in breaking the food molecules in your intestine and helps in better digestion as well as absorption of nutrients. This helps in managing the weight effectively. Here’s a simple herbal blend that you can try to accelerate your weight loss process.
Take 1 liter water
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
Boil this blend properly and sip it throughout the day, this drink will not only promote weight loss, but at the same time flush out the toxins from the body. It further helps in releasing the water weight caused due to water retention.