Drinking warm water is a good way to start your day and it helps relieve pain. [Photo/shutterstock.com]

Drinking hot water is not a thing many people would love. To some, hot water is just not friendly to their taste buds and it is the last thing they want to do.

Whereas hot water may not be sweet or anything close to that, it is a good way to kickstart your day and has a range of benefits to your body.

Here are some reasons as to why you should consider having several glasses of hot water every day;

Bowel movements

When you drink hot water in the morning before eating anything, it activates the colon allowing the bowels to move more easily. Drinking hot water thus helps in breaking down the food preventing constipation. 

According to a study done by the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, patients suffering from achalasia, a disease that prevents food from passing into the stomach who drunk hot water responded positively.

Aids in weight loss

If you want to lose some extra pounds, experts recommend that you take a glass of warm water every morning before having breakfast. 

According to a study published in the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine, female participants lost their weight, appetite and body mass index after eight weeks of drinking large amounts of warm water.

Blood circulation

Hot water improves your blood circulation since it is a vasodilator. Therefore, the blood vessels widen enhancing the flow of blood in your body.

Pain reliever

When you had a stomachache or a headache in your childhood days, in most cases, you were advised to drink hot water. Why? Because hot water has a natural soothing effect that tends to alleviate pain. If you are having menstrual cramps, hot water should help you feel relieved.

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Aids nasal congestion

Drinking hot water helps in decongesting your nose. The high temperature improves the rate at which mucus travels thus clearing your nose. Drinking warm water when suffering from a cold also leaves you feeling more relaxed and better.Hoe

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