Water is, as we all know very well, a miracle drink. It is the most drunk beverage in the world, and for good reason too; good health begins with drinking plenty of water each day. Water is known for its ability to flush out the toxins from the body, which makes it an ideal drink right in the morning and last thing at night, and anytime in between.
It is also known to be great for losing weight, since it acts as a great booster for our metabolism. There is, however, a bit of contention regarding the comparative ability of hot and cold water, respectively. Some are of the opinion that hot water is better for our health than cold water. In this article, we will debunk the myths and look at the facts.
While weight watching
Hot water does have some extra benefits over cold or lukewarm water as far as weight watching is concerned, even though water in any form, as long as it is purely water, will continue to do its magic on your system. Hot water is a little more difficult to digest than regular temperature water, so it stays in your stomach for a little while longer. While this is a given that you will not be expensing any significant amount of energy while using up water, you can rest assured that drinking hot water will keep you fuller for a longer period than normal water would. Therefore, it is a good idea to drink hot water when you are watching your weight.
Drinking hot water right before you eat is also a good trick to manage the intake of calories. Studies have shown that drinking a small amount of water right before a meal make you full after you have eaten a significant amount of food and have not had the chance to overload yet. As a result, you will be taking in lesser amount of calories than you would if you had not preloaded yourself with water before the meal. Drinking hot water at this point will make the process even more effective as hot water tends to make you feel even fuller than regular water.
First thing in the morning
Drinking hot water in the morning kicks off your metabolism for the day on a good note. Add the juice of a whole lemon into a glass of hot water, and you will kick start your digestive system, start a detox process, and enable your system to flush out the toxins in your body and thus boost your metabolism even further. Besides, this mix will give you a great burst of Vitamin C right in the morning, which will give your immunity a major boost.
There is no end to how many times you can drink hot water during the day. Water is something that can be drunk at any given time, be it first thing in the morning or right before going to sleep. Drink it as it is, or make it even healthier by adding lemons, spices, and fruits in the mix.