What we eat helps prepare the body to better withstand high temperatures. Believe me, there are much better options than mini-ice creams. Drinking hot tea in summer helps refresh!
Summer is the hottest season of the year and requires very refreshing drinks. Iced or too much ice, to ward off the heat, right? Well, maybe not. Despite the pleasant feeling of having something frosty, drinking hot tea helps refreshing effectively, as it works directly on the body. Does it sound strange? It does, but if you stop and think about it, in several Asian countries and the Middle East where temperatures are extremely high, teas are served very hot and some of them are well known such as Moroccan tea and Indian chai. Hot drinks help refresh because drinking hot liquids results in a smaller amount of heat stored inside the body, as long as the sweat can evaporate. This means that if you are dying of heat and drinking hot tea, it will produce more sweat in the entire body.
The explanation is simple. When consuming drinks with temperatures higher than the body, the rate of perspiration increases. Although some people do not like it, sweat has a very important function for the body. By the time it evaporates from the skin, energy is absorbed into the air as part of the reaction, cooling the body. The larger the quantity, the more cooling the effect.
So if you are one of those people who suffer a lot in the summer and you feel like melting down, try a cuppa tea and feel the difference. Little by little, you will get used to it.
Here, there are 5 reasons to have a hot tea in summer:
1. Cools You Down
Drinking warm tea allows the body to relax and calm down! When you drink cold water during the summer, your body has to compensate for the difference in temperature by heating up more, which leads to even more overheating and related conditions like sunstroke.
2. Helps You Digest
In hot, humid, summer weather, your body can accumulate too much internal ‘heat’ and ‘damp’ energies that can become pathogenic and cause illness. The digestive organs are particularly vulnerable to this: sipping warm tea during and after meals helps to keep your digestive organs happy.
3. Keeps Your Immune System Strong
Warm teas promote circulation and nutrient absorption in your body. Consuming cold drinks speed up the gastrointestinal tract, so organs cannot properly absorb nutrition.
4. It Prevents Reproductive Issues
Drinking warm tea promotes healthy blood flow. Excessive consumption of cold water can negatively affect the reproductive system, causing menstrual disorders, cramps and eventually impaired physiological functions like infertility.
5. It Helps You Lose Weight!
Warm liquids can help ensure that fat stores are used for energy, which is why teas are considered a major aid in weight loss. Teas have a type of flavonoid that may boost metabolism and help your body break down fats more quickly. And the caffeine in many teas increases your energy use, causing your body to burn more calories.
So tea lovers, enjoy your warm tea. Anyone telling you to skip your favorite cup of hot tea during sunny days should be shunned.