Top 5 Benefits Of Drinking Hot Water
Many of you already know the benefits of drinking plenty of water to get glowing skin: water flushes the toxins out of your system and improves your skin condition. I know you may be thinking “Oh, it is such common knowledge these days so it is not really new information.” And you may already drink plenty of water everyday, but I would like to tell you the secret of drinking of hot water. Yes, hot water!!!
Why “hot” water? It is one of the simplest secrets of a young looking face, clear skin and losing unwanted weight. Let me explain. Almost every body washes dishes, right? What is the secret of doing dishes when you have greasy plates? Use a lot of dish soap? Yeah, that may work but it is so bad for the environment and can be expensive. Soak it over night? Well, then what? Just put it in the dishwasher? Sure, that will do it, but even then the dishwasher uses hot water, not cold water to get rid of waste, right? The same thing applies to your face and body!
Some of the benefits of drinking hot water are:
• Cleans and purifies the body, skin and mind
• Improves bowel movements and cures constipation
• Promotes healthy weight loss
• Increases/improves blood circulation
• Increases energy levels
And so much more!
In this week’s video, I will show you what I bring with me when I stay at a hotel: yogurt, dry body brush, daily face/body scrub and a special pillow. I also share the secret of “how to keep drinking hot water while in the hotel room!” Drinking hot water is a very important routine in my day. I do not want to break the routine even when I am traveling! I shot this video while I was on my work/vacation trip with my business partner and sister in law, Maria. The reason? Because traveling can affect your skin condition: your routine changes, the environment is different, you eat out more so your diet is different, and sleep patterns can be affected due to the hotel bed. All of these things can affect you more than you think.
1. Cleanse And Purify The Body, Skin And Mind
Imagine your body. When you get up in the morning, your stomach is pretty hungry. The food you had last night should be digested by morning. Drink a cup of hot water on an empty stomach. If you have a bowel movement problem, this may work like magic! Literally, the word “breakfast” means “breaking” the “fast” from the night before. When the stomach and body have been in fast mode for some time, they tend to take in and absorb everything that comes in. Before you take anything in, clean it. A clean system means clean skin. Another good time to drink hot water is right before going to bed. Some people do not want to drink water right before bedtime because they worry about going to the bathroom in the middle of the night and interrupting sleep. My father was like that. Surprisingly, hot water does not necessarily make my father go to the bathroom. Drinking a cup of hot water before going to bed is like running a full body dishwasher while you are sleeping. The result? Clean system! When your system is clean, it shows on your skin. When you system is clean and your skin looks good, you feel great! Try it, see how it goes and let me know how you feel.
2. Improve Bowel Movements And Cures Constipation
Sorry if you are having breakfast, lunch or dinner. Maybe you want to read this later. Constipation is one of the internal causes of skin problems. When I look at people’s faces, I can tell a lot about the person’s eating habits. Constipation is one of the worst enemies if you want to get good skin and feel good. I am sure you have experienced constipation, especially while you are traveling. How does it make you feel? Not good, right? One of main causes of this quite common stomach problem, especially among women, is due to water scarcity in the body. The stool deposits in the intestines and that reduces the bowel movement. Cure? Have a glass of hot water on an empty stomach in the morning. It improves bowel movements and cures constipation. Hot water breaks down food particles and passes them out through intestines and the result? You feel good!
3. Promotes Healthy Weight Loss
If you want to lose weight, stay away from soda and alcohol (especially beer). Many dieticians would recommend you drink a glass of hot water with lemon and honey every day to lose weight. Hot water can really help you in shedding extra pounds without changing your diet at all! Hot water cleanses your system, breaks down fat deposits from the body and as a result, helps in weight loss. If you want to see the results, start having a cup of hot water with either lemon before every meal instead of cocktail, beer or wine. Lemon has pectin fiber that controls food craving too. You can add honey if you want to have some sweetness. And after every meal, have a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon. See how your appetite changes.
4. Increases Blood Circulation
Water increases vitality, energy levels, concentration and stamina and it also results in less susceptibility to exhaustion and anxiety. Water helps energy flow in the body, and hot water can help even more. Hot water relaxes your body and increases blood circulation which results in better skin complexion. The warmth of hot water makes us feel relaxed and it is so important to relax throughout the day and especially right before going to bed. Your body needs rest and so does your spirit! The steam that comes from hot water makes a great “mini face steam” treatment before bedtime if you use a big cup to drink hot water. Try adding some mint to help with digestion.
5. Increases Energy Level
How about ice cold water? It tastes so good when the weather gets hotter. But if you want to have youthful looking skin, drink hot water. Cold water is too shocking for the body and it disrupts the energy flow in the body. You don’t give ice cold water to your pet (you can, but probably your pet would not like it) or water your plants and flowers with ice cold water. In Japan, many people believe that drinking hot water on a hot day actually reduces internal body heat and gives you more energy since the body does not need to generate energy to warm the water to body temperature. On the other hand, when drinking ice cold water the body has to generate heat to warm up the water to body temperature. As a result, you feel hotter and more tired. Have you ever had the experience of drinking ice cold water on a hot summer day and then feeling tired? Next time you want to drink ice cold water, just try hot water and see how you feel and how your body feels. You will be amazed. When you have alcohol, make sure you drink hot water, especially before going to bed! Your kidney needs extra attention after the drinking session.
Use these links for other great travel and skin tips.
Yogurt Face Mask – very easy to make while traveling
Dry body brushing – Such an easy thing to pack and travel with
Daily Face/Body scrub
Special pillow to prevent nasolabial folds
Neck Support (This is a great product to take if you are going to travel by air!!)
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