We all know that water is the source of our life and it’s very important to consume the recommended quantities to be healthy. But, did you know that the temperature of the water is also important, and it really matters if the water is hot, warm, or cold.
When we say cold water, we think about it as a few degrees colder than room temperature. Hot water is considered 4-5 degrees warmer than room temperature.
When it comes to temperature, extremes are not recommended. So, icy cold and boiling hot temperatures are out of question.
WHEN TO DRINK COLD WATER?
When you do physical activity, your body temperature rises, and sweating is a mechanism by which the body tries to cool. In this case you lose fluids and it is important to bring them back. When you drink cold water during exercise, the water cools and hydrates the body simultaneously.
WHEN HAVING A FEVER
One of the best methods for cooling your body down and treating it, is to drink cold water when you have a fever. It is recommended to drink enough fluids to help your body fight infections and bacteria. You should also add a little lemon and sea salt into your water to restore the electrolytes you lost.
WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT
Cold water speeds up the metabolism and helps you lose extra 70 calories per day. Although it is not enough just to drink water, it is good to know that 8 glasses of water gives the same result as walking for about 15 minutes.
WHEN TO DRINK HOT WATER?
WHEN HAVING DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
You can improve your digestion throughout the day by drinking hot water in the morning. If you drink cold water after a meal, your body will find it harder to digest food, so consume warm to hot water.
Start your day with lukewarm water and a few drops of lemon and you will get rid of the toxins in your body. Besides lemon you can add cucumber, mint, apple or cinnamon, which also helps with detoxification.
WHEN FEELING PAIN
If you are bothered by headaches or some easier inflammations, it is better to drink hot water. It stimulates blood circulation. Also hot water can help women who are struggling with severe menstrual cramps.
Source: Your Stylish Life
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