The Dangers Of Drinking Iced-Cold Water After A Meal

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Without water, your body will stop working properly. Water makes up more than half of your body weight, and a person can't survive for more than a few days without it.

Water is needed to digest your food and get rid of waste, too. It also helps you fight off illness. Besides being an important part of the fluids in your body, water is needed by each cell to function normally.

Whether it's tap or warm water, as long as you drink enough of it a day, there's nothing to worry about. However, when you're working out or the weather is hot outside, you'll likely to crave for ice water . 


But did you know that there's some hidden dangers behind that tall glass of ice water you want? 

Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t drink ice or cold water:

1. Interferes with your digestion
Drinking ice water or cold water hampers the process of digesting food as it causes your blood vessels to shrink. This can slow down the process of digestion and as the food is not digested properly, the nutrients are lost or not absorbed by the body. 

2. Robs you of nutrients
The body’s temperature is 37 degree Celcius and when you drink something at a very low temperature, your body has to spend energy to regulate its temperature. This spent energy is otherwise used to digest food and absorb nutrients, thereby leaving your body short of nutrition.

3. Increases your chances of getting a sore throat:
Drinking cold water can cause the buildup of respiratory mucosa, which is a protective layer of the respiratory tract. When this layer gets congested, the respiratory tract is exposed and becomes vulnerable to various infections and hence the chances of your throat turning sore are high.

4. Decreases your heart rate
Studies have shown that drinking ice water stimulates the vagus nerve. It is the 10th cranial nerve and is an important part of the body’s autonomous nervous system that controls involuntary actions of the body. The vagus nerve mediates the lowering of the heart rate and the low temperatures of ice cold water act as a stimulus to the nerve which causes the heart rate to drop.

Even though ice has many health benefits, drinking ice water or cold water can only give temporary relief and drinking ice water regularly has its downside.

(Source: HealthyLifeStyleBase)
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