Is it bad to drink cold water ?

Surely with the high temperatures that are occurring in what we have summer will be what you want most these days, but is it good or bad for health to drink cold water?

Drinking water is a fundamental gesture to keep the body healthy, optimal hydration is synonymous with the proper functioning of body functions, keeps diseases such as summer cystitis away and ensures you a more hydrated and healthy skin. Can the fact that it is hot or cold affect the body differently? What happens in your body when you drink cold water?

Water, source of life

Have the temperature you have, it is undeniable that water is essential for life and to maintain good health. It is essential to keep the body hydrated and in summer it is essential to drink more water given the loss of fluid through sweat, something that also occurs when exercising.

In Ayurvedic medicine, there is a belief that cold water imbalances the body and slows the digestive process, so that in Indian culture warm or hot water is drunk to improve the health of the body.

When drinking cold water some people prone to migraines may suffer headaches, predispose to colds in winter in weakened immune systems or aggravate previous swallowing problems or worsen febrile conditions. It can also cause dental sensitivity problems.

Benefits of drinking cold water

Although the proverb has created a bad reputation by drinking cold water, ‘Coldwater and hot bread kill people’, there are no studies that support this claim. However, benefits of cold water intake have been observed, such as drinking cold water during exercise can improve performance, and doing so later helps stabilize the body temperature that has increased while playing sports.

It also promotes weight loss because by drinking cold water the body would burn calories because of the energy expenditure that is supposed to stabilize the temperature. The colder the water, the more energy the body will consume to regulate that cooling and return to the usual 36.5ºC or 37ºC. One more reason to drink cold water if you are in full operation bikini.

Coldwater is absorbed by the bloodstream before leaving the stomach before, so its moisturizing effect is faster and more effective . Fear of a possible digestion cut would be unfounded since drinking does not have the same effect as an immersion bath with a drastic change in temperature.

If you want to successfully overcome the heatwave, quickly rehydrating and with the addition of burning extra calories, remember to leave your water bottle in the fridge and drink at least 1.5’L at 2L daily , unless you’re prone to pain head or you have dental sensitivity, in that case, opt for intermediate temperatures, but make the water your main drink of summer and all seasons.

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