Why Drinking Warm Water Will Help You Poop Regularly
No, seriously, it's so easy: Drink warm water every morning and night. According to Dr. Peterson, this helps her poop one to three times a day. "It stimulates my bowels and makes my tummy feel great," she writes in the comments section of the video. And no, your morning cup of hot coffee doesn't quite count—she says she drinks a glass of warm water before drinking her coffee.
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In Ayurveda, an ancient, holistic medicine practice that originated in India, it is recommended to drink warm or room temperature water for optimal digestion. "Cold liquid slows down the entire digestive system by constricting blood flow to the stomach and intestines and slowing enzyme secretion, which in turns can cause lymphatic stagnation and a slower metabolism," Surya Spa founder Martha Soffer previously told Well+Good. "Room temperature and warm water, however, have the opposite effect, helping increase circulation to your digestive system and stimulating your 'agni,' or digestive fire."
Drinking warm water, like water of any temperature, also helps you stay hydrated, which is key for healthy poops.
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