Warm Water Vs. Cold Water - Which Is Better To Drink?

Date January 17, 2018

We are all aware of the importance of consuming enough water. One of the main reasons is the maintenance of the body's hydration levels that contribute to the normal functioning of the body. Drinking a lot of water has a beneficial effect on metabolic processes and helps maintain health and youthfulness. However, most of us tend to make some common mistakes and thus don't benefit from all the advantages of pure non-carbonated water. After all, if we can benefit even more, why not try?

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Even if you try to adhere to the right drinking regimen, you don't always pay attention to the temperature of the water you drink. The choice between cold and warm water depends not only on our own preferences or time of the year. Below are several common situations in which the temperature of water really matters.

1. Weight loss programs

If you want to lose weight quickly, correctly, and evenly, you need to drink a lot of water. Water reduces the feeling of hunger, normalizes metabolism processes, and burns calories. Many people mistakenly believe that liquids are more effectively converted into energy if you give preference to cold water. In fact, this is absolutely wrong. It takes only 8 calories to "heat" a glass of water to a "comfortable" temperature, and it is warm water that stimulates the metabolism in all body systems.

2. Workout

Doing sports contributes to an increase in body temperature. We also lose a certain amount of fluid along with sweat. To replenish the water levels in the body more quickly, you need to drink cold water. Some people believe that after physical exertion the heated body should not be subjected to more stress by sharply lowering its temperature. However, drinking cold water is necessary in this case. Of course, it is not advisable to drink water directly from the refrigerator. It is enough to place a few ice cubes into the water bottle to cool it a little.

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3. Morning

To get an extra charge of vivacity immediately after waking up, experts recommend drinking 1-2 glasses of warm water on an empty stomach. It stimulates metabolic processes and promotes the normal functioning of all organs and systems. If you are too lazy to get up and prepare the drink, there is an easy way for you! You can warm water and keep it in a thermos. All that is left for you to do in the morning is to mix the warm water with the necessary amount of liquid at room temperature.

4. On a hot day

In hot weather, we are more prone to dehydration. Chilled water will help replenish our water reserves as it is quickly adsorbed by the tissues of our body. You can either drink cool water from the fridge or use ice cubes to make water cooler.

5. Digestion

Experts do not recommend drinking cool water immediately after meals as the body will be forced to spend energy on restoring heat exchange instead of digesting the food. This can lead to the formation and accumulation of fat. In this case, you should drink warm water as it contributes to the normalization of metabolic processes.

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6. Diseases

If you don't feel well, drinking a lot of heated water can greatly improve your condition. Firstly, it helps restore the balance of fluids in the body. Secondly, it contributes to the normalization of heat exchange due to the warming effect. The infusion of ginger root is an excellent remedy for colds. To make the infusion, you need to clean and chop ginger into tiny pieces and pour over boiling water or boil it for a few minutes and let it brew. After the drink cools a little, you can add honey to your taste. It is important to keep in mind that the beneficial substances contained in this product are destroyed if mixed with a very hot beverage. In addition, warm water helps to reduce the intensity of muscle spasms that cause pain in the abdomen or other parts of the body.

You should be cautious when drinking too much water if you are taking any medical preparations. Make sure you consult a certified specialist to avoid further problems.

7. Maintaining youthful skin

The maintenance of a youthful appearance is the timely and regular disposal of toxins. Warm water perfectly copes with this problem since it helps clean the body, maintain the required level of hydration, and preserve skin elasticity. Ice cubes are an excellent tonic. You can use ice cubes to cleanse your face and neck in the morning or in the evening.

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So, cold water is the best solution for quickly replenishing fluid reserves. You can drink cold water on a hot day, after physical exertion, and in the fight against dehydration in cases of pathological conditions accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting.

However, in most cases you should give preference to warm water as it:

  • improves the composition and quality of blood;
  • normalizes the cholesterol level;
  • boosts metabolic processes;
  • reduces the tension of muscle tissue;
  • improves the condition in cases of nasal congestion;
  • removes sputum from the respiratory tract;
  • is a natural painkiller;
  • stimulates blood flow;
  • protects internal organs from premature aging;
  • improves mood.

According to a study, the feeling of physical heat provokes positive emotions, i.e. a person becomes more friendly and calm, which is related to the fact that warm water leads to a feeling of comfort. This explains why people quickly compromise and find solutions to problematic issues while drinking a cup of hot tea or coffee. Warm water turns out to have the same effect and is more beneficial to the human body than any other drink.

The right drinking regimen is a pledge to good health. Pure non-carbonated water helps to normalize all functions of the body and eliminate toxins and free radicals. In addition, it gives lightness to the body and makes the skin radiant and youthful. Don't forget to start and end your day drinking this magical drink and stay healthy and beautiful!

Source: CureJoy, The Hearty Soul, Thehealthsite

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