We often receive chain emails of effects of drinking cold water. Is it always dangerous to drink cold water or is it safe to drink only warm water? Let’s explore the facts behind this popular myth.
Cold water is a must in hot scorching summer. We often feel stomach full after drinking a glass of cold water and do not feel hungry. But, some cardiologists say that drinking cold water after a meal will impede digestion and eventually lead to cancer and heart attacks.
But, drinking cold water during and after exercise brings down the temperature of the body to normal levels. Studies show that cold water gets absorbed quickly than warm water and prevents dehydration.
Drinking warm water especially in the morning flushes the kidneys, helps in bowel movement. Warm water stimulates the glands on the walls of the stomach and prepares the stomach for food. Drinking warm water after every meal detoxifies the body. It improves digestion.
Drinking water in either form is beneficial for the body. Drinking cold water burns extra calories, whereas drinking warm water improves digestion. Your body type and life style decide which form suits you. However, remember that drinking too much water in too little time can cause water intoxication.