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How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by sparkleboy(m): 6:54pm On Dec 14, 2014
Experts have said drinking cold water regularly could have negative impact on the heart and the digestive system.

Food and healthy living expert say that cold water is at a temperature that contradicts the overall temperature within the body system.

According to Dr. Tosin Akinsanya, a consultant nutritionist, though the body cannot have too much of water, it complains when it has too much of cold water.

He explained that normal body temperature is between 34 and 37 oC while that of cold water is usually between zero and two degrees Celsius and the sudden change in temperature levels, which usually happens when we drink cold water, shocks the body, leading to chronic diseases in those who drink it over time.

“The body is made up of 70 per cent of warm water. Water is the most important fluid in the body because it is the medium blood uses. It is the medium which circulates nutrients around the body. If the 30 per cent we drink is against the normal temperature of the body, we see how hard it is for the body to make use of it. Cold water causes distress in the tissues and blood vessels.

“The body has to warm up the cold water you drink every time to an acceptable temperature before it can take it up for digestion, nutrient and blood circulation. That is why we advise people not, take drugs with cold water. The drugs will not digest on time; it means you won’t get the best of the drugs because the water did not dissolve on time,” he said.

Akinsanya emphasized the need to regularly take water at a normal temperature, saying the brain is sensitive to temperature change which is why it freezes when one drinks cold water at first, adding that such continuous seizure is not good for it.

He said: “The brain is one of the relatively important organs in the body, and it needs to be working all the time. We should avoid anything that will make it freeze.”

To know the right temperature of water to drink, Akinsanya says: “Put one finger in your mouth and close it. The temperature of what you feel is the temperature of water or food that you eat most times. That is what the body is used to and that is what you should give it.”

Dr. Vasant Lad, family health physician and author of Ten Habits To Drop Right Now, warns thatdrinking cold water after a meal has adverse effects on the digestive system.

According to the healthy living expert, Dr. Lucia John, the heart labours more to restore blood circulation when we drink cold water that is not compatible with the body’s temperature.

“When we drink cold water, juice, or any cold fluids, we create the basis for chronic heart diseases. Cold water has a clotting effect on the blood and other fluids in the body making it difficult for it to circulate.

“A body that cannot circulate its blood is like an uninviting swimming pool in which moss and bacteria grow. The blood may be thick, unable to flow properly to the extremities of the body, the hands and feet begin to feel numb and hurt, the toes begin to hurt, and the toenails lose their shine and may begin to decay. The heart labours to pump the blood throughout the body, and the lungs fight to keep up. The legs may swell and become dark, when blood cannot efficiently pump back up to the heart.

“When the blood is free from toxins and flowing freely and properly, we can then liken the blood to an inviting swimming pool, clear and clean. It generates happiness and perfect health, energy and creativity. This individual contributes maximum to the health and wellbeing of others in an innocent, natural way,” he said.

Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by Tberry01(f): 7:03pm On Dec 14, 2014
I have just learn from this. Nice write up
Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by DancingSkeleton(m): 7:04pm On Dec 14, 2014
Thanks cool
Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by fattbabakay(m): 7:17pm On Dec 14, 2014
So I shud start drinking hot water?? OP abeg dey ur lane...
Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by dkronicle(m): 7:58pm On Dec 14, 2014
if the water is not cold, i may end up getin drunk....:@:@#tabon ?
Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by Nobody: 8:41pm On Dec 14, 2014
Dr Akinsanya, what are we supposed to drink, hot water?

One thing is for sure, we all are gonna die someday of something
If the cold water will be the death of me, fine grin
Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by sparkleboy(m): 9:43pm On Dec 14, 2014
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Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by eleko1: 10:00pm On Dec 14, 2014
Dnt eat red meat,too much intake of sugar/salt is not good.Dnt eat groundnut,dnt drink garri and now dnt drink cold water.I tire ooooo
Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by Funjosh(m): 6:08am On Dec 15, 2014
Its not for now, its for the future.

eleko1:
Dnt eat red meat,too much intake of sugar/salt is not good.Dnt eat groundnut,dnt drink garri and now dnt drink cold water.I tire ooooo
Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by eleko1: 7:16am On Dec 15, 2014
Wetin do future? If u live rite/eat rite,not Smoking/consuming alcohol
Funjosh:
Its not for now, its for the future.

undecided sad
Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by Nobody: 1:13am On Dec 17, 2014
Thanks op for sharing this with us. I have one thing to say though, if drinking cold water is the only way you can get water in your system then by all means please continue. I only drink cold water, if it's not cold it won't feel right going down my throat. I've been drinking cold water and still in great health condition. I must add that I eat right and exercise everyday so cold water is the least of my worries.

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Re: How Drinking Cold Water Might Be Killing You by kemiola89(f): 1:53am On Dec 17, 2014
Nice one @ op! I've known this for quite a while now and I hardly take cold drinks/water, in fact it got to a point where people started asking if I was dealing with some kind of ailment, I just laugh and educate them about the harm it does to our health.

We should always have our health in check to help us stay healthy!

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