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Why I don’t drink cold water

Ok, it’s been really hot lately and drinking a glass of cold water seems like the best way to get freshened up. But have you thought about how it may affect us?

There are a couple of reasons why I try to avoid drinking cold water even though it’s really tempting.
Firstly, when you drink cold water the body has to use energy to heat the cold water to body temperature which will result in water loss also causes blood vessels in the stomach to shrink. Especially after playing sports or being in a hot area, internal body temperature drops rapidly because blood flows to the external muscles from the organs so if you drink cold water after hard work out, it freezes the metabolic system and that causes slow recovery and fatigue.

Another reason is that it can lower your immunity. Many people believe that drinking a glass of cold water first thing in the morning flushes the system but it can actually do more harm than good. Body temperatures are normally lower in the morning and higher in the afternoon so putting cold water into your system when it’s already cold, it really slows down your metabolism. And lowered body temperature stresses the body which means it stimulates sympathetic nervous system which is a big factor of low immune system.

Lastly, I’d like to tell this to all pregnant women. Please Please Please do not drink any icy cold beverages. Provide your baby a nice and warm environment. Drinking cold water may slow down the blood flow to the uterus. Warm water helps the circulation and makes you and your baby healthier.
Thanks for reading and hope this helps ☺

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