room temperature anyone?
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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• 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.
• 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.
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.