Water temperature—does it matter? Yes, it does!
People with fevers are not advisable to drink cold water especially the icy cold one, they may get chilly, so lukewarm or tepid water is a better choice.
Cold water is not good for hydration. The theory is that the cold water causes the blood vessels surrounding stomach to contract, thus, slowing absorption.
But some doctors advice that after physical hard work, cold water is better since it will help cool the body more effectively than room temperature water.
What is clear is most people drink cold water because it tastes better and more satisfying.
However, the problem with ‘cold drinks’ pass through our system, they solidify the fats from the foods that makes it challenging for the body to digest and disperse the unwanted fats.
But if we simply swap cold drinks for a warm drinks like warm water, coffee, tea, or herbals drinks, the warm fluids help the fats in our foods to remain fluid and easing the digestion.
For body cleansing, Dr. Mark Hyman recommends drinking room temperature water with a squeeze of lemon. The lemon helps stimulates digestion and flushing out toxins.
Meanwhile, for constipation, warm water is more advisable because it helps stimulate blood flow and has a more soothing effect in the intestines.
For singers, cold water may disrupt their vocal cords so they choose to drink room temperature water.
One popular “myth” is the drinking of eight ounce (.24 l) glasses of water a day, in terms of adequacy, this amount of water whether cold or hot/warm, is not a problem because it won’t hurt.
If your body is getting enough water the best indicator is the color of the urine.
If it is dark yellow, chances are you’re not getting enough water.
If you pass clear to very light colored yellow urine, it means the fluid intake is sufficient but a little darker yellow in the morning is much better.
Lastly, keep in mind to stay hydrated.