Cold drinks a no-no!

@alamode (3073)
United States
September 11, 2007 2:03pm CST
My future granddaughter-in-law (I hope!)is an esthetician, and is trained in all types of beauty and health matters... she has explained that, when you have a cold drink with meals, the fats in your food 'cling' to the lining of your stomach and intestines! I personally don't drink with meals, and have coffee after eating instead. Many members of the family are having their drinks at room temperature now, and it does seem that the 'tummy troubles' are decreasing... has anyone else known about this or researched this? I find it fascinating that something so simple could make such a difference!
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@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
12 Sep 07
my great-aunt has always drank warm water. Never room temperature or cold, but warm. I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but she looks exceptional for her age and is very healthy. I have also noticed that two asian people at work also drink warm water with their meals. They must be on to something good!
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
And why have they kept this secret from us? Did they try, and nobody listened? I have already changed to room-temp water and warm, not hot, coffee. I'm the test case, and we'll see what happens!
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@msjigga (866)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Thanks for starting this discussion. My Aunt use to say never drink ice water with meals drink hot drink or room temparture water with meals and I never knew why. Now I know why thanks.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I'm glad I have the coffee after I eat... that may have kept me from having too many of the problems that most of my family and friends have! Your Aunt is very wise! And now we're all learning a lot!
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@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
12 Sep 07
I have read some topics regarding this and they have the same findings and recommendations. We should not take in cold drinks after eating specially if our food is fatty because it will hardened on our stomach linings and eventually become cancer. It is always good for us to take precautions as early as we can since this is for our own good for our health.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I have also started noticing that the people who like one or two cold drinks with their meals are carrying more weight than average. This alone should make a lot of people change their ways! Thanks for adding to the discussion!
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Kind of makes sense. When you heat up fat it melts, when you put it in the fridge, it hardens again. Wonder how that works for veins and arteries. Good for your family! They've found a way to cut down on stomach problems without doctors and medication. Something we all could learn from. Take care
@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
We can use all the help we can get in keeping the motor running properly! We may not be able to do anything about accidents, but we can certainly stop hurting ourselves by what we eat or drink! Thanks!
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
12 Sep 07
Hi there. Your future grand daughter is right, this is exactly what I tell my own children... We never have cold drinks after meals, because for that very same reason, of clogging and turning fats into hard solids on the walls and linings of your throats, stomach and insides, therefore making it harder to digest... We usually have a nice hot to warm drink after eating, this helps to wash everything down and ready it for easy digesting... Have a great day...
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Why is it that the simple, common sense things are so hard for us to live with? Because we're brainwashed by commercials? They show that 'meal deal', and we say okay, without thought to our health! You're doing right by your children! Thanks for your contribution!
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I had heard some where before that you should drink water at room tempature. I didnt really know the exact reason why though. I drink my water at room tempature. I prefer it that way. Thanks for the info. I'm going to give it a try.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I like small cold drinks on a hot day, but not with food. I may have to think about all of the HOT drinks I have, too... maybe both extremes are hurtful to the body! Thanks for coming back!
@ibsnet (1268)
• India
11 Sep 07
Actually any type of carbonated bevarage such as cold drink is not good for health, we should try to avoid it. Only in case of too hot I go for it, otherwise I do avoid cold drink.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
11 Sep 07
What a beautiful child you have for your avatar! That face really made me smile! The carbonated drinks I do avoid, but so many people I know think they need their sodas! What so many people like with their fast-food--- the iced sodas--are just as bad as all those fat-calories! And the sugar content is another thing... I'm going back to my chicken, fish and salads forever... with a glass of room-temp water!
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• United States
12 Sep 07
Actually, the reason why we "feel" that we need the soda is due to the fact that it is s true addiction, to the cafiene (sp?). I quit smoking 5 years ago, and found it easier than getting off soda completely. I used to drink a two liter a day, but have cut back t 1 to one to three cans a day.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Good for you... we know about the sugar thing around here, cuz Hun was diagnosed with diabetes 6 years ago and only managed to convert to 'sweeteners' this spring! He fought nearly to the bitter end for his desserts!
• United States
12 Sep 07
Wow, thank you for sharing that. I have a lot of problems with my stomach and drink cold ice water with most of my meals. I will try to train myself to do what you say and see if it helps
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Wouldn't it be great if we all started feeling healthy again? We might not be able to run the race, but we could be IN the stands, cheering, instead of under them, missing out on everything!!LOL!!
@alamode (3073)
• United States
13 Sep 07
I'm feeling better, too... I realized that, when I got up, I was taking my meds with cold water on an empty stomach... I have a covered pitcher of water on the counter, and I use that instead. Then I have my coffee and a piece of toast with butter-flavored spray... its not bad!
@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
14 Sep 07
this is so true. no wonder my stomach getting bigger after i do that in 2 month.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
14 Sep 07
So many people are trying this and feeling much better! Its such a simple thing that its a little hard to believe, but friends of mine who have had trouble 'inside' for many years, and were sometimes even afraid to eat, are feeling normal again. This is just amazing to me... I hope it works as well for you!
@laurika (4536)
• United States
13 Sep 07
I do not drinka cold water so I do not know if it really work , but also I hear when you drink a cold water you just add more and more work to your body.becuase the body has to warm it to a body temperature and then can use it.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Yes, it can shock your body, make your heart beat faster... I have felt this happen, so sipping it slowly would be the best way. Then it can warm from your mouth and throat and not be such a surprise to the stomach! Thanks... thats good common sense!
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
12 Sep 07
i have room temperature drinks or cold drinks with my meal but i end my meals with a cup or two of hot tea. it has worked WONDERS!! no more bloatedness or icky-ness.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yes, I've noticed that the over-stuffed feeling that I had is gone! I eat no more than 1 cup of food at a meal, and less if it feels heavy, like steak. I would cut small pieces, but I was still feeling like it stayed in my stomach for too long! I'm learning all sorts of good things from this discussion!
@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Thanks for the info. I always drink my water at room temp. I do not drink while eating. And sodas are addictive because of the high carbohydrates and caffeine as well as sugar. A study of sodas revealed that they are a primary cause of esophagus cancer and ulcers in the stomach.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
My daughter was a soda drinker until an endoscopy showed a stomach lining that resembled raw meat. She had severe intestinal problems as well.This small change has worked wonders... now she needs to cut back on the coffee a bit! Too bad its so hard to get off the caffeine, or to even find a safe way to have it! Thanks for that info on cancer... that thought alone should make people re-evaluate what they are doing!
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 07
Hmmm... I also heard that when you drink cold drinks, it will affect your tummy. Especially if you drink cold drinks at night before sleep. Never take it my friend. It's not good for your health. ..... arrghhh... cold drinks never good for health anyway. So better stay out of it. :) And just to remind, cold drinks may taste good and refreshing. If I'm in need for refreshment, I go for coconut water. Take one whole young coconut and have it with my lunch or dinner. :) Hehehehe... It's healthier!
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yes, it would take your body a long time to warm that cold water up! I can't drink cold things in the winter because they makes me shiver very badly. I like coconut water! I haven't had it for a long time... and it comes in cans now! I will get some when I shop... I just have remember to not chill it!!LOL!
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@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 07
I used to drink cold drinks when I was little, but now I drink lesser. Maybe 1 glass of cold drinks in 2 days. That's all. You are right about the cold drinks effect to your health. Another interesting fact I found is that cold drinks taken after sweating is bad for your body. Why? Because it's like pouring a glass of cold water to the hot radiator of a car. Can you imagine what happened next? The radiator will be damaged just like our body. We never know and never felt the damage directly but as time goes by, we can feel something wrong with our body. I took cold waters only when I feel thirsty. I never want to take it with my foods, especially seafood kinds. Don't know why, but now I get used to it.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yes, I cut back on cold drinks because they made my stomach feel a little sick, like they were too much of a shock to my system... I can SIP cold water when it's very hot out, but mostly I just hold the glass and it helps bring my temperature down without drinking. The radiator is a very good comparison!
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@Qaeyious (2361)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I looked for something elsewhere to verify this but was unsuccessful. I would think though that the water would heat up relatively quickly. Saturated fats are solids at room temperature anyway, and I saw one demonstration - the person started the lecture putting shortning on the back of his hand at the start of the lecture and at the end of it he showed that it was still solid. I think the temperature inside the body is higher though ...
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Thats why we use thermometers, to get an accurate reading on the internal temperature... I should try recording my external temp and seeing what the difference is. I DO know what happens in my sink drains, and its not pretty! The fats and the cold meeting in the stomach won't cause it all to congeal, but even a little each meal could build over time. This is great... I thought we had a simple question, but there are so many aspects that hadn't occured to me! Thanks for your input!
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