I prefer drinking cold water ( I think it taste better) but all to often drink it room temp because my case sits under my desk at work and doesn't get cold. I have heard both things though and never learned what the better one was.
From "Ask the Dietitian"
| I've noticed recommendations for cold water a couple of times recently. Is there a difference between room temperature and cold water as far as how the body uses it? |
Cold (40 - 50 degrees F) water is absorbed more quickly from the stomach. Also, if cold water is drank during physical exercise has the dual effect of also cooling the internal body temperature along with sweat produced by exercise. Since sweat is your body’s way of cooling itself, leave sweat on your skin and you should feel cooler.
also is saying pretty much the same thing...
| Is drinking cold water during or after exercise good for you or bad for you? Does the temperature of the water matter at all? |
A. Believe it or not, cold water is absorbed faster by your body than water at room temperature or at body temperature. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that water and other drinks be chilled when used for exercise.
Best of yet, according to Snopes
drinking cold water after dinner (or a meal) does NOT cause cancer!!!
Claim: Drinking cold water after meals will lead to cancer. |
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