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By Damilola Faustino

If you are a real Nigerian, then the only hot things you drink are probably tea and coffee; because if it’s soda, juice, water or anything that is not food, then it has to be ice cold! Holl’up! Now, not to burst your bubble, but it may be high time to include a hot cup of water in your diet. Here’s why:

Hot water

Shed weight 

If you are trying to shed a few kilos, then endeavour to drink a glass of hot water and lemon in the morning. Besides this, hot water will also help to break down the body fat.

Improves blood circulation

When you drink hot water, the fat deposits in the body are eliminated. This flushes out the toxins that are circulating throughout the body and then enhances blood circulation.

Aids digestion

Hot water can dissolve things you’ve eaten that your body might have had difficulty digesting.

Relieves nasal and throat congestion

Drinking hot water is a natural way to deal with colds, coughs and a sore throat. It helps to remove phlegm from the respiratory tract. As such, it can offer relief from a sore throat. It also helps in clearing nasal congestion.

Menstrual pains

Hot water can also help in reducing menstrual pains. The heat of the water has a calming and soothing effect on the abdominal muscles, which eventually can help to cure cramps.

Prevents premature ageing

Toxins make the body to age faster. One of the ways to get rid of toxins and detoxify your body is by drinking hot water. So, know that hot water can delay the ageing process.

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