I’m sure it’s not breaking news when I say that drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water (about half a gallon) per day helps can clear skin, improve digestion, reduce headaches, and maybe even speed up your metabolism. Staying hydrated is essential for the body to function, but it turns out that the temperature of the water you drink may have unique advantages. Beyond just hydration (which is very important in itself), there are added benefits to drinking warm water.
This is great news for people like me who skip the ice cubes and drink seltzer at room temperature (more good news for the La Croix lovers in the house: Studies show that sparkling water is just as hydrating as still water, per Food Network). I spoke to three experts about the surprising benefits of drinking warm water, and I was amazed to find out that hot liquid can help with a myriad of physical symptoms, and may even make you feel more relaxed. Perhaps best of all, you already have a faucet full of the elixir right in your home. Now get ready to fill that cute stainless steel water bottle with warm H2O and reap the benefits.