Water is an essential element for life because it allows the body to operate the organs, to eliminate toxins from the body or to transport ingested food. As a reminder, the body is composed of more than 60% water. We lose some of it every day when we urinate, sweat and breathe. In order to maintain the balance of the body and to ensure its proper functioning, it is therefore necessary to hydrate regularly. It is recommended to drink 1 to 1.5 liters of water per day to compensate for water loss.
But some people do not have the reflex to drink regularly. To drink more water and respect the recommendations, they set an alarm, choose water-rich foods or buy a water bottle. Another technique: turn to herbal teas or infusions, to be consumed without sugar: Do not hesitate to vary the type of plant according to your desires. In addition, you can flavour your drinking water with slices of lemon or mint leaves.
In China, drinking hot water is reputed to be a natural remedy for various disorders. This very simple practice is not so common in the rest of the world.
But, what are the real effects of this habit? Are there any disadvantages? We take stock of it.