Stop drinking cold water!
This information has been around for such a long time, but it seems to be something that millions of people don’t have the knowledge about! Ancient Chinese medicine has shown that cold water can cause muscle contractions, worsen an illness, and can even cause headaches.
What does cold water do to your body?
- Slows the digestion process, which causes indigestion.
- Makes nasal mucus thicker and more difficult to clear your nasal passages.
- Triggers migraines
- Makes your muscles contract, causing more muscle cramps.
Never drink cold water while eating food, ever. When you drink cold water immediately after meals or while you’re eating, your body spends a lot of energy increasing its temperature. This eventually slows the digestion process, which can cause indigestion.
Not to mention, drinking cold water makes nasal mucus thicker and more difficult to pass through the respiratory tract. If you’re trying to treat a cold or flu, drinking cold water might make your congestion feel worse.
Drinking cold water can also be linked to triggering migraines in people that already experience migraines.
Why should you drink warm water instead?
- Improves digestion
- Detoxifies your body
- Relieve nasal congestion
- Combats aches and pains
Drinking a glass of warm water early in the morning, activates your digestive system, which helps avoid indigestion. Warm water helps your body get rid of harmful toxins, as well as reduces the amount of pitta in your body. It can even prevent acne and other skin problems!
And for those with nasal and throat congestion, it acts as a natural expectorant by aiding in the expulsion of phlegm from the respiratory tract. The best part, when warm water increases blood flow to the tissues, it can act as an excellent natural aid to provide relief from pain. Hence, if you are experiencing frequent joint pain or menstrual cramps, start drinking warm water.