Warm water

I don’t enjoy drinking anything as much as I do drinking water. The time I spent in the US resulted in me picking up the habit of having a glass of water with as much ice as would fit into a big glass and then water to top it up. Essentially it was chilled water. This habit remained with me for a long time as I relished the amazing taste of chilled water (it really does taste better). I recently switched to drinking warm water instead upon realizing the wonderful healing benefits.

Starting your day with a glass of warm water, with or without lemon, increases your body temperature. This improves metabolism and helps you digest your food better. It also helps detoxify your body and soothes the muscles of your body. People who suffer from cramps, headaches and pains find warm water alleviates their pain. It also helps flush your lymph nodes which are critical to the functioning of your body. Warm water also soothes your throat and if you fancy your chances as a singer, it helps soothe your vocal chords.

The key occasions when you should drink warm water is when you just wake up, before and after a shower and thirty minutes prior to each meal that you have. Of course, if you drink it more often, it does not hurt. I have researched many journals to find out what is the ideal temperature of warm water but have not found anything that is backed by science so far. Therefore, I would not make any recommendations on how hot your water should be.

The obvious benefits of drinking water is hydration but if you can turn the temperature up just a little bit, it turns into a magic potion that even a druid would be pleased to offer you.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.