On the matter of hot beverages to combat heat, I was convinced that day, when I chose hot Morrocan Mint tea at 38C over Cola with ice in Marrakech.
Well!! What else did you expect: the feeling of heat was much better, I felt less tired, in fact fresher! If it just wouldn’t be that sweet!
I learned a lesson that day: To beat the heat, drink hot beverages, it really works! A wisdom, Bedouin always knew and lived by!
Consuming a hot drink does add heat to your body, but that heat actually increases the rate at which you sweat, which can help cool you off. The scientists who conducted the study believe that thermosensors lining the throat and mouth might be what triggers the sweating response.