By Matt Stimpson | Published
There’s no disputing that drinking water is good for your physical and mental health. Whether ice cold or ambient, it’s easily the best way to keep yourself hydrated. While the health advantages are well known, what about the benefits of drinking hot water? Does it increase our hydration or have any additional benefits? Let’s look at five reasons why drinking hot water is good for you (but make sure that, while hot, it’s cool enough for you to drink safely).
One of the key benefits of drinking hot water for almost everyone is its ability to relieve the grizzly symptoms of coughs, colds, and sinus blockages. The steam and higher temperature of hot water help speed up the movement of mucous in your nose and throat that can hang around. And it can relieve the pain of a sore throat.
Drinking hot water is especially good at detecting and flushing toxins from your body for a practical, all-round detox session. The hot water activates our hypothalamus by raising our body temperature, which acts as a heat regulator. This process helps us sweat, release toxins, and naturally cleanse our bodies.
Anyone with cavities or sensitive teeth will know the pain of drinking ice-cold or even ambient water, which will do those teeth no good at all. Drinking hot water will give you the same level of hydration but make it a much more enjoyable – and pain-free – way to stay refreshed and provide good comfort for sensitive teeth.
Water is good for your digestive system overall, helping to ease the passage of food through your body. But another key health benefit of drinking hot water is making the process smoother. Hot water helps break down food faster than cold or ambient water, so you can digest your food quicker and easier, reducing the risk of constipation.
Hot water is a vasodilator. That sounds scary, but it’s actually very good for you. It means that hot water helps to expand your blood vessels and improve your circulation, whereas cold water may cause them to contract. This improved flow, even temporarily, can help our muscles and vital organs relax, reducing stress and potential pain.
These five reasons alone should help encourage you to try drinking hot water, even for a trial period. But the benefits of drinking hot water go even further. Drinking it more regularly can help you with weight loss, healthier skin and hair, and relief from stomach cramps and menstrual pain.
There’s no bad water to drink. Every drop, cold, ambient, or hot, will help you stay refreshed and hydrated throughout the day. But installing a cost-effective and energy-efficient Thirsty Work hot water dispenser can deliver all the benefits of drinking hot water – and help your home or business cope with the rising energy costs too.
To find out more about our hot water dispensers – and maybe even ditch the kettle – call the team on 01382 877 172 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today. We’ll give you a free quote and help you with your no-obligation, free 10-day trial so you can see – and taste it for yourself.