Drinking cold water can harm your health: Here is why you should not drink it?

Cold water can cause indigestion

A glass of cold water can satiate your soul during summer reason, right? Drinking cold water feels like heaven in scorching heat. The feeling and happiness after when you finish your cold water after is unconditional. But have you ever thought about its harmful effects?

Drinking Cold water

Here are the bad effects of drinking ice or cold water:-

∙ Blood vessels can shrink: When you have cold beverages like cold drink, cold water, soda etc. Your blood vessels shrink, and your digestion becomes restricted

∙ Causes indigestion: Instead of working to digest the food and absorb the nutrients to create energy, your body expends energy to regulate your temperature. And drinking it in excess amount can cause indigestion.

∙ Irritates throat: Your body creates mucus as a natural humidifier to warm any ingested cold air or liquid which food and beverage goes in your body. But in the case of ice water, here is some difference and the difference is that this bodily response is unneeded, and it results in extra mucus accumulating in your pipes, thus making your throat sore.

Drinking Cold water

∙ Slows heart rate: Drinking ice water can cause your heart rate to drop. This is because the vagus nerve, this nerve is the longest cranial nerve which runs down the back of your neck, is affected by a sudden ingestion of cold water. As an emergency measure, your heart slows down until your body temperature reaches equilibrium once again.

∙ Energy soaker: Drinking ice water can make you feel refreshed, and can stimulate you in a short span of time. But do you know it actually serves to drain your energy in the long run? This is because your body has to use extra energy to warm up the water and bring it up to its average temperature.

Some people say that drinking ice water is beneficial because it burns more calories. Well, we don’t agree because there are many other ways to burn your calories too. So, it’s better to avoid cold beverage and use normal water or warm water.

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