In Ayurveda, plain hot water is recognized as a drink that enhances your health while cleansing and hydrating your body.
In Chinese medical practice, drinking Ppain hot water is well-established, and when you are not feeling well, you are told to “drink plenty of hot water for the time being”, so hot water is treated as if it were a panacea.
Therefore, switching to drinking boiled water or room temperature water from cold icy water has been trending in Japan.
Plain hot water is called “Sayu” or “Shirayu” in Japanese, and SAYU is boiled water cooled at 50 C (122 F) – 80C (176F).
- Health Benefits Of Drinking Plain Hot Water
- Improve Blood Circulation
- Relieve Muscle Tension
- Improve Digestion System And Relieve Constipation
- May Improve Metabolism
Health Benefits Of Drinking Plain Hot Water
May Improve Detoxification Systems
In Ayurveda, drinking plain hot water is recommended for detoxification and to balance your dosha systems.
Improve Blood Circulation
Drinking plain hot water improves blood flow while warming the body from the inside including vessels and organs.
Thus, it is expected to “detoxification” brings healthy skin.
Relieve Muscle Tension
Improving blood circulation and detoxification, drinking plain hot water is expected to relieve muscle tension.
It is the same theory of the benefits of taking a hot bath.
Improve Digestion System And Relieve Constipation
Drinking plain hot water improves the digestion system since it warms up organs, and boosts the bowel movement.
In the meantime, it can be expected to relieve constipation.
May Improve Metabolism
Drinking plain hot water warms up organs and it is expected to boost the metabolism.
HOW TO MAKE SAYU -HOT PLAIN WATER-
You can use any water you like, such as tap water, mineral water, or purified water.
You can boil the water in your preferred way, such as,
- On the stovetop
- Electric kettle
- Water server
- Electric water boiler and warmer
If using tap water, boiling on the stovetop is recommended since it needs to continue boiling for 10-15 minutes to remove the chlorine contained in the water.
Therefore, fill the water more than your plan considering that it will evaporate.
After boiling the water, cool it down to 50-80C.
IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE WATER
Cast ironware is known for providing iron, so you can intake iron to use a cast iron kettle from boiled water.
Besides, it can improve the quality of water flavor making it mild and rich.
To use the cast iron kettle, you’ll need a little effort to take care of it.
Read this post if you’re interested.
HOW TO DRINK PLAIN HOT WATER
Since plain hot water helps improve the digestion system and detoxification, keep away from over-drinking to keep essential nutrients in your body.
There are many theories about the effective amount of drinking g plain hot water a day, it seems to be better to drink approximately 3-5 glasses a day.
Try drinking a glass of plain hot water slowly.
The best time to drink plain hot water is after you wake up when you have dehydrated while you sleep.
Besides, it warms up the body from the core and boosts organs and vessels to give positive power for a day.
Also, it is recommended to drink plain hot water at night. You can calm your nervous system down and fall asleep easily.
Remember to avoid drinking plain hot water right after meals for 30 minutes since it may work negatively for your digestion system.
ADD FLAVORS TO SAYU
SAYU WITH FRESH MINT LEAVES
Well, I know you’re gonna say “It’s fresh mint tea!”.
It’s OK, the important thing is drinking hot water and it can change your mood and keep your motivation rather than continue drinking PLAIN hot water.
Using your favorite KYUSU teapot can motivate you more if interested.
I use my favorite KUTANI ware to refresh myself.
Besides, mint tea can be expected several health benefits such as…
- boost the immune system
- provide allergy relief
- boost focus
- relieve digestive problems
- relieve bad breath
SAYU + GINGER SYRUP
Homemade ginger syrup is perfect for those who want to have several benefits at once. Hehe.
My homemade spiced ginger warms the organs, the spice can be expected to boost the digestive system and the movement of the bowel.
Ginger has known for its potent health benefits.
Super easy to make and it’s a versatile condiment for home cooking!
For the recipe, click the image or here!