We are often told that consuming six-eight glasses of water is a must. But warm or hot water directly from the tap can be full of contaminants. If the pipes are old and rusted, then the chances of lead poisoning are very high. Do not use hot water directly from the faucet under any circumstance. Instead, take cold water from the tap and heat it in a kettle and then consume.
1. Hot Water Can Injure Internal Linings:
If hot water can cause blisters in the mouth, then it can also damage the sensitive lining of the oesophagus and digestive tract. It can have a far reaching effect on your internal organs because the temperature of hot water is higher than the body temperature.
2. Drink When You Feel Thirsty:
Studies have shown that if you drink too much hot water when you are not thirsty, chances are that it could affect your concentration levels. Drink only when you have the urge. Too much water can cause brain cells to swell leading to further complications.
3. Surplus Intake Disturbs Sleep:
Consumption of unnecessary amounts of hot water, particularly before retiring for the night can also lead to affected sleep patterns as the need to visit the toilet at night increases, disturbing sleep.
4. More Can Damage Kidneys:
The kidneys have a specialised capillary system to flush out excess water from your body. They do not become cleaner if you think that consuming excess hot water can help filter the toxins from your system. On the contrary, excessive amounts of water can cause damage because of more work that is required to be done by the system. This leads to the deterioration of kidneys over a period of time.
5. Hot Water Can Scald:
Sometimes consuming hot water can be harmful and can easily scald the lips and the lining of the mouth, causing minor burns. It is best to first try a small amount of hot water and check its temperature before gulping it down.