Most of us start our mornings with a fresh, hot cup of coffee or tea to warm our bodies after getting out of bed. When we drink water, we tend to prefer it cold, but according to Ayurvedic medicine, we have it all wrong. Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste that could have built up in our immune system.
“Physicians recommend drinking warm water in the morning, usually, with a polyphenol-rich lemon
immersion, or with a tea shown to decrease free radical activity in the body,” Stella Metsovas, clinical nutritionist and media health expert in Food and Nutrition Sciences, told Medical Daily. The consumption of warm water increases the tightening of the intestines, which optimizes elimination. Unlike hot water, processed cold water is devoid of many essential minerals that could become very unfavorable to the digestive tract when consuming a meal. For cold water drinkers, Metsovas recommends refraining from drinking 20 minutes before eating — even if the source is natural spring water.
I – Word Understanding
immersion – putting something into a liquid substance (e.g. water)
devoid – without
II – Have Your Say
1. Ayurvedic medicine is a traditional medicine of India, which emphasizes balance in the body through diet, exercise, lifestyle and body cleansing. and on the health of mind, body and spirit.
2. Drinking warm water can heal your body:
*Sheds excess pounds
*Improves blood circulation
*Halts premature aging