Although refreshing, a glass of ice cold water is not good for your health, so you should avoid drinking it at all times. This article will show you why.
Here’s how ice cold water affects the body…imagine diving into a defrosted mountain lake – how are you feeling? Even though the temperatures are unusually high, the water is still icy. Cold water shrinks and closes the pores and it does the same to your digestive tract.
What does cold water do to your body?
A cold glass of water chills your digestive tract and its blood vessels, making it dehydrated and restricted.
When you drink a glass of glass water, the body needs more energy to normalize its inner temperature in order to properly digest food and extract nutrients from it.
A glass of cold water after meals will make your body produce more mucus. This will make the immune system unable to perform optimally, so you are more exposed to risk of cold or the flu.
Drinking cold water or soft drink along your meals will make you gain weight because the body can’t process excess fat which will end up in your tissues and organs.
Contrary to popular belief, cold water will not improve your immune system or help you lose weight. Cold water burdens the digestive system, making processing food harder than normal.
Why is warm water better for you?
Here are the main reasons why you should drink warm water:
- Better hydration;
- Improved digestion;
- Better break down of food;
- Easier bowel movement;
- Proper blood cleansing;
- Better detoxification
Once you get used to drinking warm water, you will surely enjoy its benefits. After a while, it will also control your sugar cravings.