Hot or Cold? How Different Beverage Temperatures Can Benefit Your Health
The snowy season is among us, which means it’s time to swap out our favorite icy cold, refreshing drinks for some warm and cozy hot beverages. But wait—don’t let the cold weather hold you back from enjoying the drink you love! The varying beverage temperatures can have significantly different benefits to our health. Learn more about the benefits of drinking hot, cold or room temperature water as we break down the distinctions in this blog.
Coming down with a cold? A steamy cup of water can provide sustained relief from cold or flu-like symptoms such as runny rose, coughing, sneezing, sore throat and tiredness. Pour yourself a warm mug of water from an Absopure Water Cooler, add some lemon and a drop of honey, and you’ll be on the road to soothing your symptoms.
Whether you’re hiking, skiing or just spending time outdoors in the cold, drinking hot water is also a great way to keep your body warm and functioning properly. Warm fluids help your body maintain its temperature and reduce shivering—keeping your energy high for fun outdoor activities.
If you’re looking to get hydrated quickly, cold water is the way to go! The stomach can absorb water between 50 and 72 degrees more quickly than it can absorb room temperature water, allowing our bodies to hydrate faster. In addition, cold water absorbs heat and cools you from within to maintain a regular body temperature.
Cold water is also ideal for exercise. Drinking cold beverages not only helps reduce your body’s core temperature but can minimize exhaustion and fatigue. Starting your day with a glass of water and having a cold bottle of Absopure Purified Drinking Water by your side while exercising will give you the boost you need to finish your workout strong.
Room Temperature Water
Water served at room temperature is best suited for aiding digestion, especially if you have digestion issues such as IBS or constipation. Warm water breaks down food in the stomach at a much faster pace, keeping the digestive system on track.
Warm water also promotes better blood circulation. Drinking Absopure All-Natural Spring Water at room temperature will enlarge blood vessels slightly, allowing oxygen to reach all parts of the body and improve the function of organs. Plus, improved blood circulation can help relieve muscle and joint pain.
Whether you like your beverage temperatures hot, cold or at room temp, water boasts many health benefits. Drinking water regularly, at any temperature, will ensure you stay hydrated and healthy all day long.