The health benefits of hot water drinks
Most of us love a hot cup of coffee to get us started in the morning and a refreshing cup of tea at the end of the day. But did you know that one of the health benefits of drinking hot water is that it cleanses digestion and helps flush out toxins. Drinking in the morning will help sooth your digestive tract and make it easier to eliminate waste from the day before.
In addition to this, drinking hot water will increase your body temperature, which will increase your metabolism and allow your body to burn more calories.
If you are looking to get healthier this Spring, then why not change your mug of traditional tea for a flavoured hot water drink such as a Tumeric or Lemon.
Hot water with Tumeric
Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Antioxidants have the potential to prevent heart disease, eye conditions and Alzheimer's. Anti-inflammatory properties can help people with arthritis. Turmeric may even reduce the risk or spread of cancer.
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory
Inflammation is a necessary process in the body, as it fights off harmful invaders and repairs damage caused by bacteria, viruses and injuries. The curcumin in turmeric has proven, strong anti-inflammatory properties that block the action of inflammatory molecules in the body.
Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant
Curcumin has been shown to be a robust scavenger of oxygen free radicals, which are chemically active molecules that cause damage to the body’s cells. Free radical damage, along with inflammation, is a key driver of cardiovascular disease, so curcumin can play a part in preventing and managing heart disease. Antioxidants in turmeric may also reduce the risk of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Hot water with Lemon
Have you tried hot water and lemon? Many nutritionists are raving about the benefits of drinking a hot lemon water 15-30 minutes before breakfast. Use the juice of half a lemon per cup, or adjust the lemon for your personal taste. It will not only help you stay hydrated, but it may also improve digestion and relieve symptoms of indigestion.
Additional benefits to drinking hot water and lemon:
- Keeps your skin blemish-free — The antioxidants in lemon juice help decrease blemishes and wrinkles.
- Gives your immune system a boost – Lemons are packed with nutrients including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fibre. The vitamin C in lemons can help alleviate stress and fight viral infections and sore throats. Potassium is beneficial to heart health, as well as brain and nerve function.
- Reduces inflammation and cleanses the system – Drinking lemon water regularly decreases acidity in your body and removes uric acid from joints. It enhances enzyme function, stimulating your liver and activating bile flow, which helps emulsify and flush out fat soluble toxins.
- Helps you lose weight — Lemons contain pectin fibre, which assists in fighting hunger cravings.
The benefits of drinking hot water really are not much different than drinking room temperature or cold water. It can be difficult to do sometimes and the amounts vary for everyone, but it is recommended to get a certain daily dose of water everyday. This is so important, especially when you want to stay hydrated. Try different flavoured hot water drinks to the mix to help you reach your goal for drinking water throughout the day.
It's easy-you can make sure to start your day with a glass of warm water and then end the day with a glass. Getting into that routine can help you reach your target of staying hydrated.
To save time making a hot water drink, simply ditch the kettle for an instant boiling water tap. The Instant Boiler Tap delivers piping hot pre-filtered water on demand, as well as standard hot and cold water.
Safe, reliable and convenient, a boiling water tap is the most sustainable option for your kitchen and also saves space on your kitchen worktop.
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