There are benefits to drinking hot water?
Baevskiy Dmitry/Shutterstock You may have read about the incredible health benefits of drinking hot water and lemon, but what about the benefits of drinking hot water on its own? According to ancient Chinese medicine and Indian culture, starting the day with a glass of hot water helps kick-start the digestive system and provides a range of health benefits. However, it’s not a case of the hotter, the better. Keep water to a maximum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid damaging the epithelial cells in your mouth and throat.
Helps with weight loss
VGstockstudio/Shutterstock On its own, consuming hot water won’t make you lose weight, but it does help the process. Nutritionist Cara Walsh, RD, recommends starting the morning with hot water and lemon to fire up your metabolism, which gives the body the ability to burn more calories throughout the day.”Drinking hot water also clears out your intestines to prevent bloating in your body, thus getting rid of excess water weight you may be carrying,” she adds. Here are 50 things your doctor wishes you knew about losing weight.