it was saying that drinking warm water with meals will help with weight loss.
At first i thought ' what a load of cobblers' but after reading into the depth of reasoning i can now fully understand it.
It says that many of us drink cold drinks/ soda/ cold water etc with our meals.
The problem is that as the COLD drinks pass through our system, they solidify the fats from the foods we have just eaten or are eating at present. This makes the body find it harder to digest and disperse the unwanted fats from our body.
However, if we simply swap our cold drinks for a warm drink (warm water/ coffee/tea/herbals) the warm fluids help the fats in our foods to remain fluid and so easing the digestive system and helping the fats pass through our body (and reduce risk of clogged arteries)
I dont know how accurate this all is but it makes sense to me and lets face it... the chinese have a very low obesity rate.
I definatly believe warm water is better, but I think that th "fat solidifying part" isn't correct- our bodies are so hot on the inside that even when we do drink a glass or so of cold or wickedly-cold water, it warms up before even thinking about going through the rest of our body, which means that the fat also "melts" (if it does solidify) before ever leaving our stomachs, and our stomachs don't really digest much anyway- just kinda makes everything mooshy.
I had a teacher about 4th grade that made it a daily requirement (graded) to drink a glass of warm water every night. She said it helped with regularity.
I prefer room temp water
The fact is, for an 16 ounce glass of water, your body burns approximately 17.5 calories to warm up a glass of ice water. While that may seem overly significant - for 8 glasses a day (at 8 ounces per glass) it can add up. Read the article as it goes in to the scientifics of how it works.
Personally I have to have my water ice cold - have always been that way. I can't stomach room temperature water.
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If you feel that cold water is a shock to your stomach, then by all means drink it warm. But it doesn't make any difference as far as digestion is concerned.
Theoretically-our body is always 98.6 degrees Farenheit. How is it when we eat ice cream it melts in our mouth? How is it that even if we swallow a piece of ice, its going to melt by the time it reaches our esophagus and stomach. Have you ever seen fat-Animal Lard? It melts at a certain temperature...and surely its not going to stay solid in our digestive tracts...moreover, it is made into tiny tiny compounds called fatty acids and metabolized in liver, muscle and other organs-then they are stored for future use as adipose tissue (fats cells). Cold water will not make the fats stay solid because the fats are already digested and stored....similarly the water is already absorbed and the excess goes through a different route ultimately.
Also it is not drinking too much "cold water" that makes a person have water intoxication...it is any temperature water in large quantities (i forgot the exact quantity). Have you ever poured a large amount of water into a glass of coke? What happens? It becomes diluted. But coke is made up of mostly water right? The same way-our bodies need a certain amount of water for functioning of our cells and organ systems to be healthy. But a large amount of water will cause the nutrients and electrolytes (sodium, pottasium) in our bodies to be over diluted....causing malfunctioning of our kidneys, brains, hormones and other organs leading ultimately to death if not corrected in time.
At the same time, I do notice that when I drink warm water, I feel like it must be better-My body functions well. I also have read that drinking cold water causes our bodies to work harder to turn it to body temperature, therefore using energy-therefore using calories! So I dont know the answer to this dilemma. Personally, i think we should just drink whatever temperature water that helps us drink the optimum amount of water for our physical benefits. I hope you all understand that this post is not a "i told you so" post, rather i was just trying to be informative in what I do know to correct any misconceptions we may have....water intoxication is very very important to know about because it can accidently happen to anybody!
I'll give you the definitive answer to this question, listen to your mom. Think about it, your body temperature is 36.9C and now you suddenly freeze it to 2-3C, your stomach will churn, how the hell is your stomach gonna handle it? It's not so bad for white people, white people have a very strong metabolic rate, due to their hunter-gatherer ancestry but for Asians who started farming very early drinking cold water will actually dehydrate you. (If you've ever been on a survival course, you will know never to eat snow cos it'll dehydrate you as the calories you burn melting the snow will vaporise more moisture than one gets from the snow.) Different civilisations have different eating/drinking habits and its just a fact of life that white people are much more macho than Asians, they have a much higher metabolic rate, they have bigger muscles (think about our martial arts stars like Jet Li, Jackie Chan, even Bruce Lee, now compare them with Arnie, Chuckie and Stallion, who's more macho? no need for me to say) they can handle cold water better than us, although ice cold water is still not advisable.
My mom always swears by drinking water at room temperature or warm as it's supposed to improve digestion. Whether it's true or not, I wouldn't know but my late grandma lived up to her 80s drinking mostly lukewarm water and not even anything cold so I guess it should be a good thing to just follow... but heck, I enjoy my cold drinks too.
Yeah.. I went to one of those massage therapist as well. I go back regularly, such soft gentle hands