As you go down south, you would see a unique tradition of serving lukewarm water with meals. Not just local households, restaurants in Kerala and Tamil Nadu also tend to serve warm water with meals.
Drinking warm water before and after meal is followed like a tradition among the South Indians. Irrespective of what the weather is outside, this tradition is been followed. Luke warm water is served along with meals and after the meal also the lukewarm water is consumed. There are many benefits of drinking warm water and today we will tell you why you should drink warm water with and after your meals.
It balances the inner system
According to Ayurveda expert, “drinking warm water with and after the meals balances the internal doses in the body. Warm water helps aid smoother digestion, as opposed to chilled water, which only shocks the system further. Another interesting drink you would find in Kerala is ‘Chukkuvellum,’which is an herbal and medicated hot beverage made by adding spices and herbs such as cumin and ginger.”
Stimulates hunger, sore throat and cleanse out the bladder well
The digestive system when warm water is consumed improves and the food does not stick the intestine. Drinking lure warn water also helps is exfoliating the toxins and stimulates hunger, sore throat and cleanse out the bladder well. Also there will not be any constipation problem seen if you start drinking warn water. As per the study and experts advice, one must drink warm water immediately after waking up.
Helps in digestion
One of the best benefits of drinking hot water with meals is said to be its impact on digestion. The practice is believed to be tied with ancient Ayurvedic teachings.
According to the book ‘Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies’ by Dr. Vasant Lad, drinking very chilled water during meals is not a good eating practice as it may douse the digestive fire. “During meals, don’t drink iced drinks of fruit juice, sip a little warm water between mouthfuls of food,” he notes.
There are many ancient Ayurvedic practices that are still practiced in south India; the tradition of sipping into hot water while having meals is one of them. Be it traditional feasts, or regular household meals, the water is served lukewarm.
Increases metabolism & helps detoxify your body
Drinking water, especially warm water after your meals is the best way to stay slim and speed up your metabolism.
It helps increase your body’s temperature, which in turn accelerates your metabolic rate. It also helps wash down all the food stuck to your food pipe, especially the fat, and aids in proper digestion of the food you have eaten. Warm water also helps detoxify your body by cleansing out the toxins and reduces bloating.
How to use it
When you are eating a meal, replace that glass of room temperature or cold water with some warm water. You can either choose to sip this throughout the meal or drink it a little after your meal. If you are drinking the water after your meal, make sure you sip it and do not drink it too fast.
Avoid drinking chilled water
Drinking of cold/chilled water should be avoided always but if you can’t do so then do not drink cold water while eating meals. Let it be any season, this should be adopted in order to have a healthy body.
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