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12 Reasons Drinking Hot Water Is Frickin’ Awesome #HellaGood #ParkinsonsDisease #CommonCold

12 Reasons Drinking Hot Water Is Frickin’ Awesome

First thing’s first, drinking water at any reasonable temperature is good for you.

Over half your body is water.

Doing pretty much anything depletes your body’s water supply, so you need to top it up on the regs.

Some benefits are specific to hot and warm water — and these might surprise you.

When we say hot, we mean water between 130 and 160°F (54 and 71°C).

Don’t drink water that’s hotter than this.

There are literally no health problems you can manage by scalding your mouth and throat.

It’s worth mentioning that most of the evidence for these benefits is anecdotal.

The hard science jury is still out in a lot of cases.

However, drinking water is super good for you.

We’re going to lose zero sleep encouraging you to drink more of it, regardless of the temperature.

1. A cup of hot water for congestion relief Having a stuffy nose sucks.

It’s one of the worst things about catching a cold.

A cup of hot water could help you with decongestion.

Inhaling the steam from hot water can help unclog your sinuses by making them a bit looser.

This can work wonders for relieving sinus headaches.

It’s one of the few times you can inhale something and admit to it without scuppering your future political career.

Hot drinks in general have shown themselves to be a foe of the common cold.

There’s no cure for the common cold, but a mug of hot water (or tea, or cocoa) can help relieve symptoms while you wait for it to go the heck away.

Science heads have found that warm drinks can: Good stuff.

2. Constipation relief from hot water Dehydration is one of the main reasons for constipation.

Drinking water of any temperature is a good way to get your bowels moving again by breaking down all that clogged-up poop (it’s gross, but you asked).

Anybody who had to clean a grill at a fast food joint will tell you that hot water is better at breaking down crap than cold water.

Studies have put some science behind the fry-cook wisdom, too.

Water of any temperature is good for constipation, but hot water is better qualified.

So, a glass or two of hot water may be just what you need.

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