Consequences of drinking cold water
Iced water shrinks the blood vessels in the digestive tract. The digestive system becomes restricted and there is no hydration.
Your body spends energy to regulate the temperature after you drink cold water, so the digestive tract has no energy to digest the food and absorb the nutrients. Water loss also happens.
Excess mucus is created inside of the body when drinking iced water after eating. This affects the proper function of the immune system and the chances of catching a cold or some other illness increase.
Drinking cold water and other beverages while eating or after eating can make you fat. The body has no ability to digest the unnecessary fats so they remain in the body.
Even though some people believe that cold water promotes the function of the digestive tract and it can burn more calories, this is not true. Our digestive system should work as easy as possible. We should not overload it with work.
Warm water benefits
Here are the benefits of drinking room temperature water or even warmer water:
>Digestion enhancement since there is a stimulation of the digestive enzymes
>Easier food break down
>Improved movement through the bowels (drink a mix of warm water and lemon in the morning)
>Purification of the blood
>Improvement of the natural detoxification through the lymphatic system, skin and kidneys
You will notice the benefits of drinking warm water when you get used to it. Even the sugar cravings may disappear.