Why should you drink hot water?

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So I have this crazy habit of downing a few glasses of hot water right after waking up, and I would want to have it no matter where I am.

Its a great habit I know, but seldom do I remember the benefits of it, so I decided to go back, read & chat up about it, just so that I can share the benefits of starting your day with a couple of glasses of hot water.

Hope you get the message and start on it right away.

1. Aids Digestion : Warm water is very important when it comes to digestion. It makes it very easy to break down food and also help the process of digestion.It also helps break down oily food by making it easier to digest.

2. Flush toxins : Drinking warm water on hot days help the process of perspiration, which is very great for your skin & complexion.Doing this will help you cool down and help your body to flush out toxins. It also helps in purifying the blood stream. Along with improving and cleansing the urinary tract by flushing out any bacteria from the urinary tract.

3. Great bowel health: Bowel movements stimulation is very vital for every body to maintain health. Drinking a glass of warm water along with walking will help to stimulate healthy bowel movements.

4. Emotional health : Research has proven that drinking warm water helps with removal of toxic deposits from the nervous system. It is believed that these toxins if not cleansed and eliminated can have negative effects on a person’s emotions and thoughts. Drinking warm water helps to purify your mind to maintain a balanced mental state, removing sluggish metabolism, sleepiness, dullness and negativity in your body.

5. Hydration : Warm water’s biggest health benefit to an individual lies in the fact that it provides essential hydration to the body. Proper hydration helps in the removal of toxins and wastes from the body. It also helps the kidneys to function. Good hydration stands as a base for biochemical and metabolic processes in the body. It really helps you get rid of a bad hangover too.

6. For healthy Ear,Nose & throat : Drinking warm water aids in reducing and killing harmful infections that you might suffer from. Warm water increases the circulation to the gastrointestinal tract and also vitally decreases the amount of mucous in mucous producing tracts of your body.It eliminates harmful viruses and bacteria that reproduce and infect our body. Drinking warm water topped with honey and lemon helps reduce congestion and keeps you hydrated when you are fighting a cold. It is the best homemade medicine to help fight a bad cold. You could either drink it or gargle it with some salt in the warm water. This also helps to prevent a sore throat. Hence very helpful in tonsils, ear blockage, cold and throat infections.

7. Weight loss: Drinking warm water helps burn calories to aid in weight loss.

And no harm having a glass before sleeping too.
Now, you better start soon to reap the benefits of a healthy body!

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Wheat wonder!

I am a strong fan of naturopathy and my favorite discovery has been with the wonder grain – Wheat! There are way too many benefits of this grain to share in one go, so I will start with one.

Being a working woman with limited time at hand, elaborate home cures are way out of the picture.

So this time saving, and amazingly healing recipe is one of my favorites – it can cure dengue, chronic digestion problems, hair loss, weight loss issues, it gives you great skin and great feeling from inside.

The wheat grain water or the Indian REJUVELAC – enzyme rich, pro-biotic health drink.

Rejuvelac is the fermented water of the wheat grains. It should be yellowish, cloudy and tart, without being too sour, and slightly carbonated.

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Recipe:
Place wheat grains to a 1/3rd level in a tall glass jar. Fill the rest of the glass with water and cover top with cheesecloth/tissue paper or just leave it open overnight.

Soak at room temperature for 12 hours minimum. 

Drain the water out next morning, and drink up with a dash of lemon if you like.
A second batch may be made by filling the same jar and repeating the same process; and a third batch, by filling again. You can reuse the same grains to make your drink for the next 3 to 4 days.

Usually under the Indian weather conditions,  After the 3rd or the 4th batch, the wheat grains will be best used outside as bird food.

Reasons why this is a wonder drink for your body:

  • Fermented food is filled with enzymes. Rejuvelac is THE enzyme drink!
  • Enzymes are life lengthening!
  • Rejuvelac is a pre-digested food. This means that proteins are broken down into amino acids and carbohydrates into simple sugars. All nutrients are assimilated very soon after drinking without loss of energy.
  • Drinking rejuvelac helps digestion and is a very effective cure for stomach and colon problems.
  • Use Rejuvelac instead of water in your smoothies and drink some glasses in between meals to cleanse your colon, flush your system and to gain energy.
  • Rejuvelac is a natural pro-biotic: the enzymes help the friendly bacteria such as lactobacillus bifidus to grow.
  • Your colon becomes cleaner by drinking rejuvelac every day: it prevents sludge to collect on the colon walls.
  • The cleaner your colon, the less chance diseases will arise and the healthier you will be.
  • Rejuvelac contains eight of the B vitamins, vitamins E and K, and a variety of proteins, dextrines, carbohydrates, phosphates, saccharines and amylases. It is rich in enzymes that assist both your digestion, and the growth of friendly bacteria such as lactobacillus bifidus. Lactobacillus produces a lactic acid that helps your colon maintain its natural, vitamin-producing facility. It also helps cleanse your intestinal tract.
  • And last but not least: it is very easy and cheap to make!

So go ahead try this wonder drink & get beautiful!