Drink Hot Water With Lemon Every Morning

By on December 21, 2019
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If you’re like me and many other women over 50, drinking cold water is the best way to quench my thirst and refresh myself. Most people would never think of drinking only hot water. We typically add coffee or tea to the hot water, but hot water actually provides many health benefits for us.

Coldwater might seem more refreshing, but it actually hinders the absorption process of nutrients during digestion. Coldwater forces your body to warm up your body temperature rather than absorb the nutrients held within the drink. One study even found that cold water can make nasal mucus thicker and more difficult to pass through the respiratory tract.

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Some cultures believe that drinking hot water when you wake up helps improve digestion and relieve congestion. Some even say that hot water can relax your nervous system since your body won’t have to work so hard to warm up the water. If you have visited China before, you would have seen that typically only offer hot water or tea are offered. Having cold water with meals in Chinese culture is seen as an imbalance.

Keep in mind that water should always be between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit so that it doesn’t burn your throat or esophagus.

Adding lemon to your hot water can provide many more health benefits than just hot water alone. It adds Vitamin C to your body, boosting your immune system, protecting you from colds and flu. Lemons are high in Vitamin C, folate acid, potassium, flavonoids, and compounds called limonins. Adding a quarter cup of lemon juice would account for 31% of your recommended daily amount of Vitamin C and only has 13 calories.

Here are 5 ways that adding a glass of hot lemon water to your daily routine will benefit you;

Promote a healthy gut

Warm water helps widen the blood vessels and increases blood flow to the intestines, which helps speed up digestion. Warm water also helps you stay hydrated more than cold water, which means your body will release toxins much faster. Lemon can also help with detoxing your body as it has been shown to improve liver function.

If you have digestive problems, warm water with lemon can definitely serve as a potent natural remedy.

Reduce constipation symptoms

Hot water helps your intestines contract, while cold water can greatly slow down your digestive enzymes. If you suffer from constipation, the hot lemon water can stimulate your intestines and ensure you keep a healthy digestive system.

Additionally, lemon contains a form of soluble fiber called pectin, which can improve gut health and slow digestion of sugars and starches. This may help control blood sugar and ensure regular bowel movements.

Relief from mucus

When we are sick, many doctors recommend drinking hot tea to get over a cold or sinus infection faster. The reason for this might be that hot water helps mucus travel faster than cold water does. Hot lemon water can reduce the congestion and build-up of mucus can speed up your rate of recovery. Drinking hot water in the morning can clear your sinuses, helping you to breathe better. Adding lemon can further boost your immune system due to the high amounts of antioxidants.

Lemon Essential oil is often used to boost respiratory health. Adding this citrus fruit to your warm water can bolster your health even further.

 

Blood Sugar and weight loss

Drinking hot water helps boost your metabolism, which should help you lose weight. It “wakes up” your intestines, which aids you in eliminating waste and excess water weight. Lemons have also been shown to aid in weight loss because they help keep you hydrated. Studies have shown that proper hydration could be a key component you maintaining that full feeling for longer.

Each tablespoon of lemon juice contains only 4 calories. Replacing sugary beverages with lemon water can help eliminate unnecessary calorie intake.

Relief from Achalasia symptoms

Achalasia is a condition where food has trouble moving from the esophagus down into the stomach. People with this condition find it hard to swallow and also feel like foods become “stuck” in their esophagus. Research shows that warm water can help people with achalasia digest foods better, likely because hot water travels faster than cold water and speeds up the digestive system.

If you’ve been trying to drink less coffee in the mornings, warm water with lemon could serve as a healthy alternative. It offers numerous health benefits such as increasing your metabolism, keeping you calm and alleviating colds. What is more, this combination promotes healthy digestion.

Warm water at night can also help with insomnia. It relaxes the central nervous system and calms tension in the muscles. Make sure to add a little lemon to your warm water as well. This will add to the health benefits of the beverage. It also adds some nice flavor to your water if you don’t care for the taste of water by itself.

 

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Drink Hot Water With Lemon Every Morning