Most of us love to drink cold, icy water in every meal especially after a long hour of strenuous work. But, are you aware that taking in lukewarm water is better for our body and can produce healthier benefits? Indeed, different scientific institutions are trying to prove this statement. But before talking about that matter, let's first define what lukewarm water is.
What is Lukewarm Water?
According to Webster online dictionary, lukewarm water is referring to any warm, tepid water. Tepid means moderately warm or a little warmer than room temperature.
The field of modern medicine is doing researches about its effectiveness. But, a certain culture has already proven this practice as an alternative ways to fight some diseases. And that practice is known to the world as the ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine which is known to India. And, some foreign countries are adapting their traditions because in some ways it was proven effective. In the history of India, ayurvedic medicine is earliest known to the country as found in the various medical books. This practice really brought great changes in the medical practice of the world. In history, also, Indians believe in the five elements and that includes "Jala" which means the element of water. They believe that these elements must be balanced to have a harmonious life and a healthy body. But, we have to be reminded on the fact that this type of medicine practice is made as complementary ways not as a replacement of more proven scientific knowledge.
Talking about ayurvedic medicine, they shared that drinking lukewarm water is a good remedy to gastrointestinal problems such as constipation. According to an ayurvedic diet, taking lemon juice mixed with warm water two or three times a day cleanses the bowel. It is also good for weight conscious individuals. In a study done, water therapy is effective as a supportive ways in losing weight. They shared that with just some dehydration, it can trigger tha slowering down of the bodily functions to up to 50%. It is also known that water is best digested in its lukewarm state. This means that in little food you take, you will easily get full.
How to Make Lukewarm Water
Let's get over with all those advantages of drinking lukewarm water. And, let us get into how to make lukewarm water.
• First thing to do is to prepare all the things you will use.
• You will have your pan or cast iron. P
• Put it over your stove or anything source of heat. Of course you need to have your potable water if the water is starting to boil.
• Remove it from the heat source.
• Wait until it cool down to room temperature but, if you have that automatic hot and cold faucet in your house. You just have to turn off the hot as well as cold water, if the water faucet becomes hot really fast.
• And, let the prepared water sit for about 10 to 15 minutes prior to using it.
• It's as simple and easy as that. But, with the advantages noted above you will surely get more than what you do.
The Health Benefits of Lukewarm Water
In certain numerous writings, there are mentions of having a glass of lukewarm water first thing each morning. This is certainly something found out about many years ago. According to some studies, the three main beneficial health effects of using lukewarm water as early morning drink are: First, it helps flush out our kidneys from undesired toxins and wastes. Secondly, it allows preparation of the digestive organ specifically the stomach to stimulate its corresponding glands located on its walls for healthy digestion. Lastly, it aids the bowel movement to become regular and natural.
The lukewarm water, to become easiest on the digestive tract, ought to be fairly warm; ranging from body temperature and "pretty warm, however, not hot." Not chilly, thus the body is not shocked by obtaining such a huge dose of cool water, and thus that it doesn't always have to make it warm. This is "the best regulator" understanding that usually within the hour you will end up "eliminating." The more time food remains inside the intestines, the much more likely it can be to start out to decay as opposed to be immediately sent by normal digestive functions. This as well as the probability of intestinal impaction or hard bowel motions increase the chances for illness and sometimes contribute to intestinal tract fistulas or haemorrhoids.
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BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on August 03, 2011:
Ah yes, I do this every morning and guess what - it's addictive. It's like I cannot get started unless I have my cup of lukewarm water. Every morning for about 2 years now.
My cousin recently told me that this is what my grandmother did for ages and she lived to be almost 100 and was perfectly healthy.
Thanks a million and rated up!
Chen (author) on August 03, 2011:
:)) Now you know! Stay fit and healthy. Remember, health is wealth. :)
SusieQ42 on August 02, 2011:
Now you're taking away my love for good cold glass of water! I just may have to have a glass of lukewarm in the morning though. Interesting hub!