Elkins Dental May 2018

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4. Can Drinking Cold Water Hurt You?

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IS COLD WATER BAD FOR YOU? Separate Fact From Fiction

regulating its internal temperature. When you drink cold water, your body works to bring your temperature and circulation back to normal. By the time fat solids hit your digestive tract, they’ve softened up quite a bit, and your body digests them normally. No matter what temperature you like your beverages, water does your body good. Plus, water is one of the best, free weight-loss tools around. When you replace all other beverages with water — cold, warm, or hot — your body feels full longer without added calories.

Drinking cold water causes blood vessels to constrict, which decreases circulation, so your body is unable to digest nutrients and water as effectively as it would otherwise. Cold drinks turn certain fats solid after consumption.These solid fats are harder to digest, and fats are crucial to the absorption of certain fat-soluble nutrients. Cold water weakens the immune system. It triggers mucus production and strains your immune system, which makes you more susceptible to illness. There is some truth here. Drinking cold water does cause blood vessels to constrict. It can also cause some fats to turn solid. But that’s where the truth ends, and the science gets a little shaky. There are no scientific studies that indicate drinking cold water is bad for you. One important thing to keep in mind is body temperature. Your body is usually good at

Have you ever come across an article claiming you shouldn’t drink cold water? According to some sources, ice water and other iced beverages are harmful to your health. But is there any truth to it? Let’s look at the three most commonly cited reasons:

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