Have you seen – or are you perhaps one of the people I’ve personally seen ordering a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon in? Does the thought of ice cold water make your teeth ache, or inversely, the thought of warm water to drink make your stomach churn? Whichever of the two schools of thought you fall into, here are some undeniable benefits of both types!
Benefits of drinking Warm Water
Benefits of drinking Cold Water
Cold water vs. Warm water – which is good for your health?
Doctors do not recommend drinking cold water because of the belief that cold water causes contraction of muscles. On the other hand, drinking warm water increases blood circulation along with protecting internal organs from damage. This is why most health professionals recommend drinking warm water for optimal health. However, on a hot day, you can drink cold water as it cools your body temperature quickly. Here are few more health benefits of drinking warm water.
When should you not drink warm water or cold water?
As there are exceptions to every rule, here is what you need to bear in mind:
Never drink cold water while eating food. When you drink cold water immediately after meals or along with a meal, your body spends a lot of energy in increasing its temperature. This slows the digestion process, which may cause indigestion.
Avoid drinking warm water after a bout of exercise. As your body temperature is already high post workout, drinking cold water will lower the temperature of your body.
So there you have it! Which would you rather drink?