Most people will think of tea, coffee, orange juice or even cold water as their ideal morning drink, but many people don’t realise that they could be missing a trick by shunning warm water first thing in the morning. On today’s blog we highlight some of the health benefits of drinking hot water on an empty stomach.
Stella Metsovas, clinical nutritionist who specialises in Food Science and Human Nutrition, says: “Physicians recommend drinking warm water in the morning, usually, with a polyphenol-rich lemon immersion, or with a tea shown to decrease free radical activity in the body.”
When toxins build up in the body, not only does this make us more prone to illness, but it is also speeds up the ageing process. Drinking warm water is a great way to help naturally detoxify the body. It can also help repair the skin and improve its elasticity.
Metabolism is an essential part of the weight loss process and by drinking warm water first thing in the morning you increase your body temperature, which in turn, increases your metabolic rate. One study found that drinking two cups of warm water will increase your metabolic rate for around 30% for up to 40 minutes. If you infuse warm water with lemon, you can also control food cravings due to the pectin fiber present in citrus fruits.
It is believed that warm water can stimulate your digestive system and help your body digest and eliminated food when consumed first thing in the morning. Although evidence is lacking in this particular area, drinking a tall glass of warm water on an empty stomach is believed to reduces the frequency of stomach problems such as bloating, gas and constipation.
Warm water helps improve your circulation meaning that blood and nutrients can flow freely and help your body flush out toxins.
Master Oh is a London based energy healer and natural health practitioner with over 25 years’ experience working with the original energy that creates life, which is Qi Energy. Having himself suffered and overcome chronic issues at an early age, he has dedicated his life to sharing his healing method with the world.
He has opened Qi centres in Australia, America and in Europe and is constantly looking to help more people live free from physical, emotional and mental pain. Master Oh believes that by developing our innate good-hearted, generous and compassionate nature we can not only bring health and happiness into our lives, but also bring peace and harmony into our world.