By Yael Brender
If you run out of lemon in the morning, a simple cup of hot water has many health benefits.
Hot water is the best and fastest way to kick-start your metabolism. A glass of hot water and lemon in the morning will help you shed a few kilos, maintain a healthy metabolism and break down the fatty tissue in your body, but even plain hot water gets you on track.
An effective natural remedy for coughs and colds is drinking hot water – it will dissolve phlegm and clear your respiratory tract. This will help relieve pain from a sore throat and clear nasal congestion, making it easier to breathe.
Drinking a glass of warm water will provide your body with heat from the insider, which will have a soothing effect on abdominal muscles. Having more relaxed stomach muscles means less cramping and spasming during the menstrual cycle.
Forget those detoxes you buy in a bottle – hot water is all you need. When you drink hot water, your body temperature begins to rise, causing you to sweat. Sweat releases toxins from the body to cleanse it, resulting in a natural detox. Adding lemon to your hot water helps too.
Cleaning your body and ridding it of toxins also slows down the ageing process. Not to mention that drinking hot water helps to repair skin cells and increase skin elasticity. Your damaged skin becomes smoother and you look younger as a result.
Hot water deep cleanses your body and eliminates root causes of acne-related infections.
Hair Health & Growth
Drinking hot water has multiple benefits for your hair. It energises the nerve endings in your hair roots, making them active and restoring the natural vitality of your hair. It also promotes regular activity of the hair roots, which accelerates the growth of your hair. Also helps with dandruff prevention.
Hot water consumption enhances blood circulation, which keeps muscle and nerve activity on track. And as hot water breaks down fatty tissue, it keeps your nervous system healthy too.
Drinking cold water can harden the oil present in food you’ve eaten recently, creating fat deposits in your intestine and stomach. Hot water has the opposite effect, and also aids digestion, which is what you want after a meal.
Suffice to say that hot water will keep you regular.
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