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Health Benefits of Hot Water

Updated on October 21, 2011

Benefits of Water: Why You Should Drink Hot Water

Would purifying your body be a good enough reason to consider the benefits of water? There are several other beautiful reasons associated with drinking hot water in the morning or as many times as you want. It is like …going to a sauna!

Water forms a major part of our body constitution. In fact, 2/3 of our body weight is water. The composition of our body is like that blood is 83% water, muscles are 75% water, brain is 74% water and bone is 22% water. Water is necessary for the very survival of human beings, as it ensures the smooth functioning of body systems.

Lack of water in the body tends to give rise to dehydration, thereby posing hurdles for the blood to circulate. It causes the brain to become less active and your body feels tired and fatigued. Water keeps the digestive system in order and flushes out the waste products from your body.

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The correct way to drink hot water

To get the benefits of detoxification, you can drink hot water as little as 1-2 times a week. Of course, you can do it more often if you choose. The temperature of the water shouldn't be so hot that it burns you, when you drink it. However, it has to be hot enough to cause you to sweat after drinking it. In fact, for maximum benefit, you should find yourself sweating profusely while drinking it. Once you stop sweating, be sure to wipe away your perspiration and then drink another glass of hot water. This will help to balance out your body temperature.

Health Benefits of Drinking Hot Water

The body mechanism

When you drink a glass of hot water, your body temperature increases a little. The hot water causes your body to want to cool down. The way our body cools down is by sweating. When we sweat from drinking hot water, we are helping to purify our bloodstreams. We literally sweat out the toxins which have built up in our body.

Getting positive and vibrant

Also, by drinking hot water, we remove built up deposits in our nervous system. These deposits are responsible for creating negative thoughts and emotions. By removing these built ups, we can help to purify our thoughts and put us in a better emotional state.

Avoiding sickness and diseases

Drinking hot water also helps to cleanse the nasal cavities. This is especially useful when you are congested during an illness. The vapor from the hot water loosens up all the mucus built up. This, in turn, will help you be less congested. The detoxification process is also more beneficial when you are sick. The hot water will make you sweat and remove some of the toxins in your body, and hopefully will allow you to have a quicker recovery.

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Drinking hot water can be very beneficial to the body in the following major ways:

1. Boost up the Immunity – When lemon and honey are added to drinking hot water, it will become tasty and boost up the immunity.

2. Kills Pathogens- When taken in morning, it will kill the harmful bacteria in throat and intestine and restore the lost moisture during night.

3. Body Cleansing- Drinking a hot water glass with lemon before breakfast can be a perfect solution for cleansing your body system.

4. Constipation – It is a very good remedy for constipation as it stimulates the bowel.

Your way to healthy skin

Water acts as a natural remedy to head your way towards achieving beautiful rich glowing skin. Skin benefits can be attributed to the fact that water acts as a body purifier, by removing toxins and waste from our body. People who are fed up with their overweight problem, for them hot lemon water works wonders in fastening their weight loss program. It also keeps your heart healthy. So, drink lots of water throughout the day, to promote your mind-body fitness.

So, from now onwards, as soon as you get up, take a glass of hot water for maximum benefits and have a healthy life ahead!


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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I didn't know this about hot water. Fascinating! It's hard enough for me to drink cold water--at least not enough of it. Great hub!

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      Boil the water, fill up a cup and leave it for a while to cool until becomes warm then add raw honey, not the honey from stores, raw honey, unheated, unfiltered, unprocessed, you can buy a gallon with shipping for a 40 to 50 dollars from farmers online. Add like one spone or two depends on how much sweet you like the drink. No worries from Raw honey, it is totally healthy, you can use raw honey instead of sugar in all drinks. The boiling water is the best ever, clean and healthy, it is better thatn water from sotres or from the faucet. Boil the water, keep it cool and use it for drink, its power is greater, it heals many sickness and diseases. Have a plan to drink at least one liter every day, the easy plan is to fill a litter bottle and keep it with you wherever you. The boiling water is light, the other regular water is heavy and full of aditives and makes feel full quickly. the boiling water, because it is light, it is easily to dring half liter one shot, by time you ends up drinking more time. to restore the charesteristics of water, after boiling, pour it in a clay Jar to cool. I am from Morocco, I used this technique, the taste of the water is fantastic. now, I am here in virginia, I am still looking for a clay jar that stands up for hot water. Next time, I am going to bring with me a pure clay jar.

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      peter-kenya 5 years ago

      what a nice article to read it makes me to always want to drik hot water always for all the benefit you have enumirated.keep up

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      You make a great argument for drinking hot water. I didn't know that it helped keep skin healthy. I drink hot water with lemon and honey as a cold remedy and it does wonders. I will have to do this more often. Thanks for the information.

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      hesham tillawi 6 years ago

      useful information...will try

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      katrinasui 6 years ago

      Thanks for taking out time to write on this useful topic. Water is very useful for health specially. I learned a lot from this hub.

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      NP.QUEEN 7 years ago from Dubai

      Thak u very much for ur informative hub.Tomorrow onwards i will try to drink hot water before breakfast.

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      Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

      Thank you. One of my girlfriends swears by hot water as a cure for when she feels ill. It nearly always seems to work too. For me though it has to have flavour. I am sure weak green tea must be just as good...or is it?

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      Rose Ella Morton 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, Michigan

      Doctors now say we do not need eight glasses of water a day. They say 8-16 ounces is normal. There is water in our fruits and vetgetables. I once read were a lady drank over a gallon of water at one serving and died. She drown from the inside. I would like to say that one should be carefull about drinking water that is too hot and no mirowave water.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      While black tea would obviously be a no no, would a little mint or other herbal type tea lesson the effects?

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      Sheila Craan 7 years ago from Florida

      I definitely know about the benefits of drinking water and I drink room temperature water with lemon throughout my day. However, I've noticed when I drink hot water during the winter, I do not sweat. Does this mean I am not detoxifying my nervous system?

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      Jeff Stoll 7 years ago

      Excellent article.Thank you for this.

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      Dave McClure 7 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      Something I've noticed on my travels is that most Middle & Far East people never drink chilled water. That's only a Western affectation. Room temperature is the norm or, as you say, sometimes hot water (without the tea bag!)

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      William F Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Although, like most us, SunSeven, I inevitably fail to drink enough water I have long been aware that drinking lots of water is very healthy. But this is the first time I've heard that we should drink hot water -- but the logic is indisputable. I shall endeavor to drink more hot water in future, but would you mind if I put a tea bag in it? Thumbs up!