As tempting as it is to down an ice-cold glass of water on a sunny day, it seems that the benefits of consuming your water warmer might out-weigh the instant gratification of drinking it cold!

Here’s why it’s better to drink warm water:

  1. Water helps break down food in your stomach. Warm water breaks down these foods even faster, aiding digestion. Research has shown that consuming cold water directly before, during, or after a meal can actually harden the oil present in the food and create a fat deposit on the inner wall of the intestine which can be a contributing factor in intestinal cancer.
  2. Warm water increases the tightening of the intestines, which is thought to optimise elimination.
  3. Warm water increases body temperature, which subsequently increases our metabolic rate. This makes the body to burn calories at a faster rate which might assist in weight loss.
  4. Warm water helps to eliminate fat deposits in the body along with accumulating deposits in the nervous system. This can help to enhance blood circulation.
  5. Warm water increases blood flow to the skin and can help to relax muscle cramps and spasms.
  6. Warm water can help to dissolve phlegm and remove it from your respiratory tract.