Tuesday, September 13, 2011
We all know that water is good for us, but often most of us
donâ??t give it too much thought of what temperature water is best for our
The temperature of water you drink matters. It matters more
to those who experiences digestive complaints including indigestion,
gas/bloating, constipation, diarrhea. Most would agree that our stomach/small
intestine take on the responsibilities of breaking foods into smaller particles
and ensuring proper digestion of food and absorption of various crucial
nutrients. Their actions are similar to what a stove does for us (yes, a stove
from you kitchen). A stove provides energy to cook food to ensure foods are properly
digested. The cooking process essentially helps to break down the fibers of
meat and vegetables. Now, imaging pouring some ice cold water into a pot of
food you have been heating for a while, it will admittedly takes longer and
more energy for the pot to heat up again and continue to cook. Similar to our
digestive system, the body spends so much energy in heating (digesting) the
food we eat. By drinking icy cold water, it immediately slows down the
digestive system, preventing proper digestion and absorption. Without proper
digestion and absorption of vital nutrients, the body does not have of the resources
and building blocks to regenerate, rejuvenate and heal. In the long run,
it will put a burden on the other parts of the body. If you are experiencing
digestive complaint, consider trying to switching to warm temperature or warm
water. Avoid cold or ice water when possible.
On a side note, there are many very powerful reasons to
drink lots of water every day. Thereâ??s a quick reminder:
- Weight loss.
First of all because it often replaces high-calorie drinks like
soda and juice and alcohol with a drink that doesn't have any calories.
But it's also a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we're
hungry, we're actually just thirsty. Water has no fat, no calories, no
- Energy. Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired. If
you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated -- and this can lead to fatigue,
muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.
- Headache cure. In fact, often when we have headaches
it's simply a matter of not drinking enough water. There are lots of other
causes of headaches of course, but dehydration is a common one.
- Healthy skin. Drinking water can clear up your skin and
people often report a healthy glow after drinking water.
- Cleansing. Water is used by the body to help
flush out toxins and waste products from the body.