In China, water is not only best-served piping hot, but drinking it is also seen as a cure-all for ailments from the common cold to cholera. Well, now you might wonder why the Chinese don’t mind burning their tongues every time they take a sip? Well, the answer roots in history, so how about we unwrap some of it?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, every human body is made up of yin elements and yang elements, and a balance of yin and the balance of two is healthy for a person. In case, if the yang gets too strong, the body’s internal temperature rises, and that person becomes sensitive to illnesses.
To treat these illnesses, the person must get rid of the extra yang, and the best way to do so is by consuming food and drinks in the yin category. Hot water, for example, is a yin beverage which lowers the internal body temperature, thus restoring both balance and the person’s health.
Doctors advise to drink hot water no matter the severity of the patient’s illness, and even as the popularity of traditional medicine declines, drinking hot water remains China’s strongest vestige of the past.
Advantages of Sipping Hot Water
Maintain the Health of the Intestines
Hot water, usually referring to the boiled water, means that most of the microbes and bacteria in the water are already killed. It safeguards the health of our intestines and reduces the rate of catching any intestinal diseases.
Boosts Toxicant Elimination Process
Drinking hot water helps warm our body up quickly, it improves the circulation of the blood. Especially for those who do little sports or don’t do sports, drinking hot water is good for perspiring, urinating and removing toxin out of our body.
Alleviating Menstrual Pain
Drinking hot water properly could also relieve the pain during the menstrual period and relax our mind.
Helps you get Rid of Constipation
The reason for constipation is the lack of water in the large intestine, or the intestinal organ doesn’t have enough movements. Except for the doctor’s advice, you also need hot water to help you promote intestinal peristalsis, make it easier for feces to exclude your body.
Prevention and treatment of cold
If you catch a cold, doctors will tell you to drink more hot water. Drinking hot water improve metabolism, help our body deliver the waste parts outside more quickly than usual.
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