Soaking in hot water can help lower your blood sugar: Study
A soak in hot water can help lower your blood sugar, the Daily Mail reported.
New research has found it releases a chemical that combats inflammation and lowers blood sugar levels.
For the study, Loughborough University researchers examined ten overweight men after they either rested or took a bath (38°C).
“Results showed that just one hot bath raises levels of the inflammatory chemical IL-6 in the bloodstream,” the report stated.
According to the report, researchers believe a bath could “improve aspects of the inflammatory profile and enhance glucose metabolism in sedentary, overweight males”.
The study was originally published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.