Did you know that regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies? Unlike cold water, hot water provides digestive power and reduces metabolic waste that could have built up in our immune system.
Drinking cold water during or after a meal can actually harden the oil in consumed foods and therefore create a fat deposit in the intestine. Instead you should replace your glass of cold water with a warm one to aid digestion, especially after eating a meal.
Through drinking more hot water, not only do you improve digestion and detoxify the body, but you also boost your metabolism which promotes weight loss and acts as a natural pain relief.
So how do you make drinking hot water more delicious and subsequently doable? Below we’ve listed some of our go to, simple recipes for cleansing and delicious hot water.
Fresh mint and lemon
This fresh and zingy combo is perfect for the mornings or as a 3pm pick me up. It rejuvenates and soothes the body. Mint also has a high content of salicylic acid that helps to prevent skin blemishes, pimples and get rid of blackheads.
Apple Cider Vinegar and honey
It’s no secret that ACV is a wondrous product that should be a fridge staple. In the morning mix a teaspoon (or a tablespoon, to taste) of apple cider vinegar with a cup of warm water and a teaspoon of organic honey. If you drink this mixture regularly before breakfast, it will suppress the appetite, aid weight loss, sooth the gastrointestinal tract, and prevent stomach bloat, cramps and gas.
Lemon and Turmeric
Add a 1/4 of a teaspoon of turmeric to hot water and lemon. If you don’t love the bitterness of lemon, turmeric removes the sour taste and adds a sort of peppery flavour that will truly spice up your day. Turmeric has a myriad of health benefits from improving your complexion to maintaining your heart health.