Benefits of Warm Water before Sleep: Digestion, Weight Loss, Skin Care
Hectic schedule is giving rise to numerous health problems and most common ones are digestive issues. Eating junk food has become part of our daily routine and often its hazards to the body are neglected. However there is one excellent way to minimize the effects of eating junk or unhygienic foods you intake in the day time, which is warm water intake.
Warm water before bedtime works wonder for your overall health and is a secret recipe for overall wellbeing. And it takes 10 minutes of your time to warm the water and become healthy and fit.
Here are the health benefits of drinking warm water before sleep:
- Toxin Removal: Flushing out toxins from the body is highly essential to keep stomach related ailments at bay. Amongst many natural cures and doctor recommended medications, warm water is considered to the best. This is because essential minerals in this water helps in elimination of waste material present in the body.
- Improved Digestion: Throughout the day you bombard your stomach with various kinds of foods. Junk and oily food, high cholesterol foods etc. Cleansing of bowel becomes utmost important in order to lower the risks of getting stomach problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, abdominal pain and many others. When you make a regular practice of warm water intake before sleep then over a period of time, you will find bowels are smooth next day in the morning. This is because, as food gets accumulated in the intestine it makes difficult for the bowel to smooth out. So warm water plays a role of breaking the food particles and eventually helping intestine in smooth passing.
A healthy digestive tract will protect you from following most common health problems:
- Stomach pain
- Weight gain
So what properties make warm water best natural remedy?
The four properties i.e. calming, soothing, skin repair and good mineral content gives warm water its natural power.
How much to drink?
One glass of water before night is enough for a healthy lifestyle.
Having just plain warm water is enough to keep yourself fit. However when you add honey and lemon then its power further enhances.
Here are the health benefits of taking warm water with lemon and/or honey:
- It aids in weight loss: Body temperature increases as warm water enters the body. This results in increased sweating helping in eliminating toxins from the body. This improves metabolism rate i.e. converting foods which you have eaten into energy or we can say that rate at which body burns calories. Now higher the calories burnt, higher would be the fat loss.
- Skin Care: Gives shine to your skin and prevents early aging. Its property of repairing the damaged skin cells and increasing the elasticity of the skin, helps in smoothing of the skin and giving it a lustrous hydrated skin.
- And for those who often skip meals and start their day on an empty stomach and munch junk foods, mixture of warm water and honey will reduce the craving for sweets, cakes etc.