12 Reasons Why You Should Drink Hot Instead Of Cold Water

Clear Nasal And Throat Congestion

Drinking hot water helps to clear the airways in the body and reduce the symptoms of a cold or flu. Hot water dissolves phlegm that has built up in the respiratory tract and can soothe a sore throat, especially when consumed with honey. It can also be mixed with salt and gargled to relieve soreness. To relieve nasal congestion, add a few drops of lemon or eucalyptus essential oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam from it. This will clear the airways. Drinking warm water can also lead to a speedier recovery from illness.

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