Risks and Benefits of Drinking Cold Water
HealthGeekss | April 30,2019
To keep hydrated yourself is good for health. Water keeps hydrated, aids digestion, helps in detoxification and prevent constipation. There is always a debate which temperature of water to be when people consume it.
Consuming enough quantity of water supports digestion, metabolism, keeps organ and body healthy, remove out waste from body, and maintain a normal body temperature.
According to Ayurveda cold water can slow down the digestive system and imbalances the body. The normal temperature of body is 98.6°F and body needs additional energy to maintain this temperature after consumption of cold water. Ayurvedic practitioners suggests that drinking cold water is not good for health.
In western science there are no evidences that suggest that drinking cold water is good for digestion, remove out toxins from body. A research performed on 6 people who were dehydrated and performing exercises in hot. Research found that change in temperature affect their sweating response or re-hydration system. Their optimal body temperature was 16°C. Research concludes that drink water at 16°C is best temperature for re-hydration.
Risks Associated with Drinking Cold Water
Cold water affect the food pipe, thus making swallowing of food difficult. Cold water worsened the symptoms in people suffering with achalasia. Drinking hot water soothes the food pipe and aids in digestion.
- Swallowing of food is difficult
- Headache in people with Migraine
- Itching in throat
- Loss of energy
- Slows down heart rate
Benefits of Drinking Cold Water
There are some research that provide evidences that drinking cold temperature is good for overall health. Some concludes are:
- Improve the performance of athletes
- Promote weight loss
- Helps in burn calories
- Reduce the rise in optimal body temperature
- Boost up Mood
- Healthy skin
- Detoxification of body
- Boost up immune system
- Acts as pain reliever
- Makes hair healthy
- Regulates hormone
- Boosts the metabolism rate