Water. An essential that we cannot live without. About 85% of our brain, 80% of our blood and 70% of our muscle is water. Every single cell in our body needs water to survive.
It is a MUST to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. But do you know that drinking hot, warm or cold water makes our body react in different ways? Most people will say that it doesn’t matter what temperature the water is at, just drink it. But if you have weight issues, every little bit helps. Really, it helps.
Cold water shocks the system and will make the stomach contract for a short period of time. We all want that but it’s only temporary. However, cold water will work the body and help burn off calories as it heats it up. It’s like going out in the cold and shivering. Our body will naturally try to heat us up.
Cold water is suitable to be taken before exercising. It is also suitable to be taken in between meals. Cold water should not be taken with meals because it will lessen the body’s ability to digest the food taken and lengthens the digestion time. There is also a potential increase in the amount of food that will be converted to fat.
Drinking hot water will raise the body’s core temperature which in turn boosts metabolism and causes you to sweat. Hot water helps our body to digest food better. It’s rather complimentary.
Warm water doesn’t really do anything to cause your body to work. It’s okay to drink warm water at anytime of the day. Here’s a way to continuously drink water throughout the day. I drink water after every 2nd time I pee. =)