Is drinking cold water good for health
April 11, 2008 10:54am CST
I have heard from doctors that drinking cold water is not good for health, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Although i dont know the scientific explanation behind this. But i cannot stay without cold water. I can leave everything if i am on a diet, but i simply cannot stay without cold water. What are your opinions on this? What do u prefer - cold water or normal water? ~pinks~
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12 Apr 08
Hi Pinks, Our bodies do not expend calories when absorbing cold water. In order for water to hydrate the body, it need not be at room temperature, or even at the same temperature as our bodies'. As a matter of fact, the American College of Sports Medicine's Position Stand on Exercise and Fluid Replacement states that fluid needs to be cooler than ambient temperature, meaning between 59 – 72°F. Colder fluids leave the stomach more quickly than warmer ones, allowing faster rehydration. During hot weather, when we tend to lose extra fluids, beverages in this temperature range will have a cooling effect on the body. Drinking cool beverages can help to cool us from the inside. Also, there's no need to worry: cold foods and beverages do not harm any of our internal organs, so we can feel free to enjoy them. http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/2439.html
11 Apr 08
Well i never knew that cold water is not good for health. But this season being the summer and i cannot stay away from Cold water even if i was on diet and trying to lose some extra pounds. But i dont think that cold water is of any harm to our body. Anyways if u have read this or if some one have told u about this, please do clarify me on this. Thanks in advance.