Drink warm water to keep your body hydrated throughout winter
As the colder months take hold, we see an increase in illnesses like the cold and flu. The sniffing, sneezing and headaches add up to considerable discomfort for many. Drinking enough water can help by keeping your body healthy. Hot water, in particular, can help with relieving the congestion symptoms associated with colds and flu.
Dehydration can result in chronic problems and it is recommended that everyone should keep their water intake at least 2 litres of water per day.
Benefits of Drinking Warm Water
Is drinking warm water good for you? Water helps to flush germs and viruses out of your immune system and keeps the body hydrated. Drinking warm or hot water in particular can not only provide your body with the water it needs, there are also other benefits.
Health professionals recommend warm water for optimal health because drinking warm water increases blood circulation along with protecting internal organs from damage.
Hot drinking water benefits
- Can help your digestive system
- Relieves congestion
- Helps mental health and relaxation
- Can improve central nervous system function
- May help with your bowel movements and aid constipation
- Help keep you hydrated
- Improves circulation
Boost Your Hot Drink Game
So, you've decided to start your day with a nice hot drink. Firstly, it's key to ensure that your hot drinking water is at the optimal temperature. Research shows that the ideal temperature is between 54°C and 71°C.
Coffee and Tea
Warming up with a cup of hot tea or coffee not only soothes the soul but when used to replace a sugary beverage can decrease calories and help you lose weight. Drinking tea and coffee often can help keep your antioxidant levels high throughout the day.
If you are wanting to avoid caffeine but have been convinced of the benefits of hot water, then there are a lot of things you can add to your hot water for extra health benefits.
Ginger: Ginger tea has a history of aiding nausea and stomach ache. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes for best results.
Lemon: Hot lemon tea can boost your immune system as it provides vitamin C and is low in calories and sugar. Adding honey to this beverage can also provide other benefits, such as aiding digestion and improving your skin.
Mint: Mint tea can aid with digestion, is a great palette cleanser and is also often used to combat nausea.
Now that you know drinking warm water benefits, we can help you with all your hydration needs this winter. Not only do we have water dispensers to rent or buy, but we also have instant boiling water taps, which are cheaper to run than a kettle.
If you require further information or have a query, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0845 500 4455 or alternatively send us an email to [email protected].