The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea and hot water with their meals, not cold water. Maybe it’s time we adopt their drinking habits while eating.
For those who like to drink ice cold water, this article is applicable to you. Whether it’s from habit or you just don’t like the taste of warm water, let me say that cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed and eaten. It will slow down your digestion.
Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. Over time it will line the intestine and very soon, this will turn into fats and possibly lead to cancer. It is best to have hot drinks, like soup or warm water during and after a meal and throughout the day.
Warm water and weight loss
Drinking warm/hot water will aid weight loss for this exact same reason. It will also help you detox and clean the intestines. When you drink cold water the fats and food products take longer to digest, and the older you are the harder it is.
When you drink warm/hot water if helps to melt the fat lining your intestines therefore leading to better metabolism and digestion for your intestinal tract. Therefore you’re able to lose weight faster.
I ask you this? Do you wash your oily dishes with cold water? NO! Why? Because the fats and oils wouldn’t dissolve for the same reason you should not drink cold water.
You wash your oily dishes with hot/warm water to dissolve the fats easier, so this is the same concept with your digestive tract. Cold water also makes your muscles cramp up.
Would you stick you arm in an ice bucket or jump into a cold shower? Or would you stick your arm into a bucket of warm water or prefer a warm shower? Because warm water feels better and more soothing. The nature of cold is to contract, and warm loosens or relaxes!
Therefore tight sore muscles feel less tense when you drink warm/hot water. It will aid circulation and relieve muscle tension far more effectively than cold water.
Therefore before you have breakfast in the morning, pour yourself some warm water with a few slices of lemon for added health benefits. Lemon water will assist your digestion system as it cleans, detoxes and balances your pH. It reduces the acidity and makes the it more alkaline. It is also great for weight loss and can even prevent cancer and ageing.