Here’s What Happens If You Drink Cold Water After Meal

Drinking cold water after meal have been a hot discussion in some health forums in the Internet. Most people have experienced bad health effects from this habit such as stomach pain, digestion problems, heart palpitations, increases in blood pressure and many more. So what are these health hazards associated in drinking cold water after meal? Read on to find out.

Here's What Happens If You  Drink Cold Water After Meal

Lets first examine some culture in Asia particularly in Japan where people are customized in drinking normal tapped water, tea and other health drinks instead of cold water and other colas. If you don’t know yet, Japanese have the longest mortality rate in the world aging up to 92 years old for women and 84 plus for men while the lowest mortality rate belongs to Russians with an average age of just 65.

Most observers believed that Japanese culture such as eating raw vegetables and fruits, as well as their average healthy lifestyles all constitutes to their long life existence. Also, other factor which researchers believes to be a significant part of their mortality was their normal habit of drinking less tepid or warm water during and after meal.

Saying that cold water is bad for your health could sound an overstatement especially if you were a cold drinker. But researchers indeed say that cold water has many bad effects in health including the dreaded cancer diseases.

There is a good simple explanation why cold water can be deadly for you. Ice cold water helps solidifies the fatty contents of the foods that you have consumed, making the digestion process difficult. When toxins and other harmful substances (fats, food coloring, msg, etc.) from the foods you ate freezes inside the stomach because of the cold liquid you ingested, there are high chances that you may develop various types of diseases.

Below are some illnesses that could possibly develop in drinking ice cold water.

  • Heart diseases
  • Cancer
  • Indigestion
  • Acid reflux
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypertension
  • Skin diseases
  • Stroke
  • Stomach pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Headache (migraine)
  • Brain freeze
  • Tooth ache
  • Gum infections

I am not saying that cold water perse is totally bad for you. Aside from the refreshing feeling and the good taste cold water brings, our body also requires it especially during workout and exercise to cool down our body temperature.

The only time cold water can be damaging is when you consume it together with your usual meal. Some other cases that you should avoid drinking cold water includes a person who has a fever because it will trigger a chilling reaction. People who suffers from throat infection, colds and other viral diseases are also recommended to avoid drinking cold water.

In summary, what ever type of water temperature you consume, always prefer tepid water during and after meal. Drink a lot of natural tea, coffee and avoid sodas and artificial juices. Also, don’t forget to consume large volume of water daily to help maintain your body liquid adequate.

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