Cold water closes our bodies pores and constricts our skin, while warm water opens our body pores and makes our skin feel looser. Same happens when you drink iced water.
What Happens When You Drink Cold Water
- When you drink cold beverages your blood vessels shrink
- Your digestion becomes restricted
- Hydration is hindered.
- Instead of working to digest the food and absorb the nutrients to create energy, your body is expanding energy to regulate your temperature. This can lead to water loss.
- Drinking cold water after a meal creates excess mucus in your body, which can lead to a decrease in immune system function, making it easier to catch colds and illnesses.
- If you eat food while drinking cold beverages or immediately after, the water temperature solidifies fats from the foods we’ve just eaten and the body in turn finds it hard to digest the unwanted fats from our bodies.
Some people say that drinking ice water is beneficial because it burns more calories. I argue that we do not want to make our digestive system have to work harder; we want to makes things as easy on it as we can. There are many other ways to burn calories!
Benefits to Drinking Warm Water
- Here are some benefits to drinking water that is room temperature or warmer:
- Faster + increased Hydration
- Natural digestive enzymes are stimulated and therefore your Digestion is enhanced
- Food breaks down more easily
- Your bowels move better (warm water with lemon in the morning is great for this!)
- It purifies your blood and increases your bodies natural detoxification processes via your Skin, Kidneys and Lymphatic system
Once you get into the habit of drinking water at room temperature or warm, you will notice a dramatic improvement in your digestion and the way your body feels while eating and after the meal. Some people have also reported reduction in Sugar Cravings.