I found another good article to add to my... "NO ICE PLEASE" post... more good information for your health.
P.S. "drink more water"..stay hydrated this summer !
By: Susan Patterson
Cold water can interfere
with a number of healthy bodily processes and actually be detrimental to your well-being in the following ways:
• Cold water robs you of nutrients: The body’s natural temperature is 37 degrees Celcius. When you
drink something that is very cold, your body has to spend an exorbitant amount of energy to regulate your core temperature. This takes away from energy that is needed to digest food and absorb nutrients.
• It may cause a sore throat: Extremely
cold water may cause respiratory mucosa to build up, resulting in increased chance of infection causing a sore throat.
• It can increase your risk of headache: According to a 2001 study, women who had experienced a migraine in the last year were twice as likely to trigger a headache by drinking cold water.
• Heads up, cold water may contain dirty ice: We
recently reported that ice is often dirty, coated with bacteria and fungus. This often is true of your ice at home.
DON'T ask for lemon for your water when eating out either..most times the lemon is cut and sitting in an open tray gathering bacteria. Lemon water at home after you have washed them is fine and helps detoxify your body.. Read my "WHY LEMON"
POST.. to learn about the benefits of lemon water..
On the flipside, here are some of the amazing health benefits of drinking warm water:
Warm water provides pain relief
Forget cold water,
drinking warm water can help prevent constipation.
Drinking warm or hot water has a soothing effect on the muscles of the abdomen. It can provide relief from menstrual and abdominal cramping, as well as muscle spasms.
Boosts your weight loss
By drinking a cup of hot water first thing in the morning, you can jump-start your metabolism. Warm water increases body temperature and increases the rate at which your metabolism burns calories.
To your health ,