Generally speaking, the hot weather encourages more intake of cold water to keep the body in good condition, and indeed there is a feeling of refreshment when you take a cup of cold water under a hot weather condition, but while you try to satisfy that taste, take time to consider live facts about cold water and your health,
Research shows that due to recent high temperature experienced mostly in the North and North central of Nigeria, cold water has become a close companion to condition the internal temperature balanced through the process referred to as thermoregulation, some persons will even have to swallow ice cubes in a bid to counter this excessive heat temperature,
Thermoregulation is a process that allows your body to maintain its core internal temperature. All thermoregulation mechanisms are designed to return your body to homeostasis. Homeostasis here means a state of equilibrium. definition of homeostasis : the ability or tendency of a living organism, cell, or group to keep the conditions inside it the same despite any changes in the conditions around it,
Cold Water and your Health, “the risk”
consider this live facts about cold water and your health if you are a cold water lover, it is widely assumed by many that much intake of cold water is a uncultured attitude as this can affect your health in years to come. this is widely said because most people say cold water makes the stomach to contract contracts and as a result of that, makes digestion of food more difficult.
it is also assumed that the body has to work a lot more to keep the body internal temperature balanced, that is to say you give your body additional work and stress if you choose to drink ice water as low as 36°F (4°C).
see the implication of cold water to your health below:
talking about cold water and your health, Drinking cold water, especially in summer, feels relieving as It helps cool your body in few seconds. But have you ever considered how it might be harming your body? You sure have enough reasons to restrict the intake of cold water, even in the mist of hot temperature.
drinking cold water makes your nasal mucous thicker and more difficult to pass through the respiratory tract.
each time you want to treat a cold or flu, you might make your congestion worsen when you take cold water during that period
cold water as it affects your digestive tract in harmful ways
Drinking cold water shrinks blood vessels,
cold water weakens immune system,making it easier to catch cold and other illnesses.
more live facts on cold water and your health
6. intake of cold water causes indigestion
7. cold water shrinks the blood vessels and as such slows down blood circulation
8. cold water closes your pores and constricts your skin.this slows down the process of excretion
9. instead of the water working to digest the food
and absorb the nutrients to create energy,
your body expends energy to regulate your temperature.
This can lead to water loss.
10. when you drink cold water,especially while eating, the water temperature solidifies fats from the foods you’ve just eaten, and the body in turn finds it hard to digest the unwanted fats from your body, this is indeed dangerous to your body.
I hope this article was helpful and I believe you have learnt a great lesson about cold water and your health, feel free to drop your comments, suggestions and recommendations and also share this health benefit articles with your loved ones.