room temperature anyone?

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
June 11, 2009 6:24pm CST
I was reading an article, wish I'd kept the link, anyway it said that drinking cold liquids slows down the digestion. And that slows down weight loss. Especially in summer I prefer my drinks cold. Would you be willing to switch to room temp beverages or water?
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@dfinster (3538)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I think it would be safe for me to say that it would be a definate "no" when it came to drinking stuff at room temperature. I don't like anything at room temperature because when it's like that it's almost like it's luke warm to me. And if whatever I happen to be drinking isn't at least chilled it isn't thirst quenching to me at all. I don;t think there would even be a beverage that would be decent tasting at room temperature. Soda is gross like that, juice tastes syruppy to me if it's not cold and water just isn't thirst quenching at all when it's not ice cold. Whenever I see someone grab something to drink, like when someone is thirsty and yuo watch them grab a soda, you see them make a face or almost grimace like "gross" when they get the first drink and it warm. I do the same thing and I don't ever think, no matter how good it is supposed to be for you that I would switch to drinking stuff that way.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I had never heard of this before. I swore that cold water would make our body work faster and burn up more calories and help our food digest alot faster. I must have been mistaken.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
13 Jun 09
I have heard this before then also read a few confusing articles that said that the card made your body word harder to warm it up so therefore burned calories..so it always confused me..here is a few links.. http://longevity.about.com/od/healthyeatingtips/qt/tips_iceddrink.htm http://www.hypnopuncture.co.uk/cold_food_blog.htm http://www.familywok.com/chinese_cooking_articles.php?in=11 Eat mainly cooked foods: According to Chinese dietary therapy your meals should primarily be cooked and eaten warm. Raw vegetables and fruits, when eaten excessively, cool and weaken your digestive system, causing such problems as bloating, watery stools and lack of energy. Cooking is regarded in Chinese dietary therapy as a kind of pre-digestion process that makes it easier for digestion to occur. Cold, raw foods on the other hand require more digestive power to break them down. Suitable cooking methods are steaming and stir-frying as they cook quickly and lightly while still retaining nutrients.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
13 Jun 09
card=cold word=work...sorry tired..
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
11 Jun 09
No, i think that by the time the liquid gets to your stomach t is warmed up anyhow. Besides I was reading that drinking cold beverages will help you lose weight since your body has to burn calories to warm it back up.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
11 Jun 09
lol, guess it depends which articles we read!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
11 Jun 09
No.....gotta have my ice and lots of it! The only thing I will drink at room temp is water....but even that is tough....I like nice cold water too!
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
11 Jun 09
I am with you there!
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
16 Jun 09
oh no! i hate the heat and love to drink cool drinks to regulate my body temperature. i try to loose weight by eating my meals super slow because that way you feel fuller faster.
@prinzcy (5082)
• Malaysia
12 Jun 09
Seriously? I never heard that before. I did read about drinking hot drinks after meals but not about this facts that you mention. How come cold waters slow down the digestion and weight loss process? If that's true than it is sux since I love cold drinks especially now that the weather is so hot and dry. I can't drink hot tea and melt down literally.
@thumbd (71)
• China
12 Jun 09
I like cold drink in summer, but there's some problem with my stomach, if I drink or eat something too cold, maybe there's a stomach ache waitting for me :(