Warm Water Vs Cold Water: Which is Best for a Healthy Lifestyle?
This is a debate that has been going on since time immemorial and both team warm water and team cold water for a healthy living seem to have logic in their arguments. Ayurveda medicine systems and traditional Chinese medicine both highlight the importance of drinking warm and cold water for healthy living. According to research, there are certain times to drink warm water and other times cold water.
When To Drink Warm Water
When detoxing it is recommended that you drink warm water as this will require the least amount of energy to assimilate. Try adding slices of lemon or cucumber to the water to achieve the maximum effects of detoxing.
According to Ayurvedic medicine, drinking warm water in the morning stimulates digestion. Drinking cold water with food can have adverse effects on the digestion system.
Warm water stimulates blood flow and has a soothing effect on the intestines hence helping things to move along.
It is advised to drink the water when in pain because it stimulates blood flow to the tissues.
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When To Drink Cold Water
During weight loss
Drinking cold water burns fat and boosts metabolism. Ice water is especially good when you are trying to lose weight.
Drinking cold water while working out cools down the body because during workouts the core body temperature is elevated. Sweating also occurs which is the body’s natural way of cooling down but in the process, we lose a lot of water and electrolytes hence drinking cold water rehydrates the body.
When you have a fever the body gets heated as it is working overtime to get rid of the foreign invaders. Drinking cold water helps in cooling down the body.
Warm water or cold water – the bottom line is to stay hydrated because water is life. Our bodies tell us what we need to know because of their own innate intelligence.
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