It is believed that drinking warm water is better for our health than cold water. Ever wondered if that is actually true?
When we drink water, most people prefer to drink chilled water because its more refreshing. However, studies have shown that cold water isn’t as effective for our hydration as room temperature water. Some doctors suggest that room temperature is better than cold water, because the body has to use energy to heat cold water to body temperature, resulting in some water loss. Another problem is that when cold drinks (or drinks with ice) pass through our system, they solidify the fats from the foods we have just eaten or are currently eating. This makes it challenging for the body to digest and disperse the unwanted fats from our body.
On the other hand, drinking warm water flushes out the toxins that are circulating throughout our body and enhances blood circulation. Warm water can also alleviate pain from headaches or menstrual cramps. This is why most health professionals recommend drinking warm water first thing in the morning for optimal health. Add a lemon for an extra kick!
Take away these two things…
Never drink cold water while eating food. When you drink cold water immediately after meals or along with a meal, your body spends a lot of energy increasing its temperature. This slows the digestion process, which may cause indigestion.
Avoid drinking warm water after about a exercise. To lower your body temperature post workout, it is recommended to drink cold water.
At the end of the day water is water, and the choice is yours!