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1. Healthier digestion

Drinking hot water helps to break down food faster than drinking cold or warm water. It reduces the risk of constipation by supporting regular bowel movements.

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Drinking hot water: Benefits and risks

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2. Body detoxification

Natural health advocates argue that hot water might help the body detoxify. When water is hot enough to raise a person’s body temperature, it can cause sweating. Sweating expels toxins and can help...

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3. Improved circulation

Hot water is a vasodilator, meaning it expands the blood vessels, improving circulation.

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4. Reduced pain

Hot water improves circulation and may also improve blood flow, particularly to injured muscles. No research has directly linked hot water consumption to pain relief.

However, people routine...

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5. Fighting colds and improving sinus health

Heat applied to the sinuses can alleviate pressure caused by colds and nasal allergies. Steam also helps unclog the sinuses.

Drinking hot water may help mucous move more quickly. This means ...

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6. Encouraging consumption of coffee and tea

When mixed with coffee or tea, hot water may offer additional health benefits. Coffee and caffeinated teas can dehydrate the body,...

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7. Reduced stress

A soothing cup of hot water may help people manage stress and anxiety

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Risks

Drinking hot water will not cure any diseases but, as long as the water is not scalding, the risks are minimal.

The primary risk of drinking hot water is one of being burned. Water that feels...

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