Hot or warm water helps in digesting fat.

@wittynet (4131)
Philippines
March 27, 2016 3:44pm CST
One naturopathist always advises to drink hot or warm water for us to digest fat. She always says we should avoid cold water or any cold drinks for they don't help us in digestion of fat. Is it true?
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@besweet (7348)
• Greece
27 Mar 16
I have read a few articles supporting that, drinking warm water with a few drops of lemon first thing in the morning helps the digestive system function better throughout the day. I am not sure about the general effects of warm water on fat.
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@louievill (15559)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
What you mentioned also helps dissolve fatty stones or gallstones caused by cholesterol.
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@besweet (7348)
• Greece
27 Mar 16
@louievill It seems like those little habits can help towards a healthy living. Unfortunately most of us remember them only when we are sick.
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@louievill (15559)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
@besweet Yes we do sometimes take things for granted , I always include native lemon in my diet, I squeeze it whenever I eat something fatty like beef bone marrow soup or things like crabs and shrimps that's high on cholesterol, better to prevent it from forming than just feel a sudden pain in the sides
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@irishidid (8116)
• United States
27 Mar 16
Drinking water whether cold or warm does aid in digesting fats. She's right about that part but wrong about the cold drinks.
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@louievill (15559)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
I think cold drinks is bad for the throat
@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
Hi, @irishidid. Maybe because cold water can't melt fat.
@irishidid (8116)
• United States
28 Mar 16
@wittynet I believe the process of digestion would take care of that. Drinking water would just help flush it through.
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@TheHorse (48807)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
Never heard that. Makes me think a spot of tea with dinner might not be a bad thing.
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@besweet (7348)
• Greece
27 Mar 16
I started thinking about tea as well, after reading the post!
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
Hi, @TheHorse! How I wish I like tea. I tried different kinds of tea but haven't found one I like. My search is not yet over. I have been looking for a green tea, color green, not the green tea which is color black, for so many years now. I think I need to go to Japan.
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@TheHorse (48807)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Mar 16
@wittynet I like black tea best. I actually like several different kinds.
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@amadeo (42261)
• United States
27 Mar 16
I always to be sure that the water is warm.Also a glass of water half hour before dinner help your digestive system?
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
Hi, @amadeo! I don't like warm water. I prefer hot.
@amadeo (42261)
• United States
28 Mar 16
@wittynet I can take it hot if I want to.But warm is fine for me.
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• United States
31 May 16
I don't know what the right answer is but I always drink cold water throughout the day and even with my meals.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
Hi, @Marilynda1225. I started drinking warm sometimes hot water when my voice became hoarse and sometimes it hurt. Since then, more than 10 years ago now, I haven't drank cold water yet. It's true.
@marlina (57194)
• Canada
31 May 16
I have no clue if it is true or not.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@marlina, maybe it's true. Maybe.