All my life until recently I absolutely had to have drinking water cold, to the point where if I was very thirsty and there was no cold water or ice handy, I'd wait for the water to chill in the fridge or ice to freeze. Why are people so programmed? Now it doesn't even matter. I'll guzzle a pitcher with my supper.
Do I prefer cold water? Of course, but it's not that big of a deal.
Last edited by Tarik One : 07-14-2013 at 08:10 PM.
room temperature fluids / food... that's the healthiest way to drink / eat in the absence of pathogen considerations.
the more you cool or heat substances, the more work your body has to do bringing it to the mean body temp... and therefore the more system shock and system energy expended. through your stomach, specifically.
obviously that's not the only reason to consume chilled / warmed, but it has an effect. if you're sick, the effect can become magnified IME.
chinese ppl especially those who's always been living in china, always have the concept warm(as in heated) water is healthier than cold/iced water, better for the stomach? i never bought that but still wonder if that hoolds any truth? in americca noone drinks hot water but theyre just fine