Well it depends on the food but you shouldn't drink cold water after fatty foods because then the fats will solidify in your stomach. You should drink something hot like tea after fatty meal so the fat can pass through you instead of collecting.
as a nurse I know that anything cold can constrict the blood vessels. So it follows that when you eat something your system compensates by increasing the blood circulation in your digestive tract to increase absorption of the food you ate. However if immediately followed by a cold drink, the you lose more nutrients compared to what you'll absorb.
in addition, drinking water immediately after a meal can make you lose nutrients because it'll get flushed out through voiding. They say, it's best to drink plenty of water after 30 minutes.
hope this helps.
Where did you get that idea?
You can drink cold water at anytime without doing any harm or without it having an adverse affect on digestion.
because it solidifies the food content that you just consumed and makes the metabolic activities slower than usual. As a result only a part of the food content is digested and the rest is stored as a fat in your body which later on creates problems like fattening..
The only negative I have heard about cold drinks is that it makes your body work harder to get it up to temperature. This is why when people have cold drinks and add tons of ice during the summer they end up not feeling too refreshed because their body is working hard to heat up the liquid, so you end up feeling hotter in the end--so I have heard.
I don't believe the temperature of the water you drink after a meal maters at all.
I never knew this was an issue but did hear the ice cold water helped to burn calories! (body reaction to the cold)
This is a myth. There is not truth to it. I challenge anyone to find me a scientific study that supports this.
They say it makes your teeth brittle and you'll lose them early.
Water is good for you and is necessary to keep you alive. There's nothing more refreshing than a glass of ice cold water, I wouldn't like to drink it warm! I can't see any problem drinking it after a meal...
I've never heard this about eating. I have heard it about exercising though. It its a little harder for your body to warm itself back to homeostasis after drinking cold water at this point, and can leave you feeling more tired than you intended. But with your food? Don't worry about it.
I don't believe that this is true.. I heard that drinking cold water makes you burn more calories because your metabolism increases when it is regulating your body temperature.
I never knew that was the case. Some of the answers have made me want to look into it!
I believe I know the answer to this question. Cold water stops the acid production in the stomach slowing down the digestion. Luke warm water should be drank to better aid in digestion of your food.
as some may have mentioned the idea that you shouldn't drink cold water after eating food is a myth. As far as I'm aware there is not a single medical study which proves otherwise.
You should drink cold water whenever you want. purest liquid you can have. I happen to love water so I drink a lot of it, and certainly after eating
I've heard that you shouldn't drink anything for at least twenty minutes after eating, so your body can digest properly. All I've heard about cold water is it isn't as good for your body as room temp. I love cold water and will drink way more of it.
If, however, you suffer from temperature sensitive teeth, then the temperature difference between hot food and cold water could cause you pain in your teeth.
never heard this after eating. I have heard of not swimming after eating and no cold water if you are really really hot. It has something to do with shocking the body in some way because of the difference between your very warm internal organs and the icy cold water. I doubt it matters too much, especially after eating.
I don't know why but I always like to drink cold water only and hot coffee.
I wasn’t aware that you shouldn’t drink cold water after eating food. Warm water doesn’t sound appetising to me though.
I heard of this before, but in another culture, the chinese drink warm water with or after their meals. None of them will drink cold water, as they say it harm helps them to digest the food better.
I believe you should drink cold water after eating food. When you drink cold water your body burns calories to warm that water up to body temperature and you lose weight.
as far as my point of view is concerned it is strongly recommended that cold water must not be taken along with the meal.
Because its not good for your health when you drink cold water after dinner or lunch the whole oily stuff mix in your food become solid and become the reason of several disease..
I heard that a warm or hot drink is preferable because it carries the fatty substance, from the food ,into the stomach faster and aids digestion.
Asian people always accompany their meals with a cup of green tea or any herbal infusion. This is to help digestion and keep fat from solidifying. If you drink cold water it won't do any harm to you. Water is Water. But if you drink sodas or any other type of fizzy drinks or artificial stuff cold or ice cold, it doesn't help with digestion and the fat you are ingesting will solidify in your body.
because there is a lot of energy/heat required in order to digest the food.According to normal body temperature we are about 98 degree Celsius hot inside...
This heat helps our digestion to break down the food and digest it properly.And drinking cold/chilled water can cool down this process, thereby creating a hindrance in smooth digestion..
Therefore , it is not good to drink cold water after meals!
I thought that you shudnt drink water at all after eating because its very unhealthy and makes you get a tummy
Our Stomach immediately needs energy after intake of food.
Thats why blood circulation in stomach area increases after taking meals.
If we drink cold water at that stage it will decrease its energy level and will slow down the digestion process.
To compensate that stomach increases acids levels to digest the foods vise versa acidity increases with the use of cold intakes.
Rule is simple Try to remain as close as your body,s natural temperature .
I haven't seen any credible evidence suggesting drinking cold water after eating is a problem.
The only thing I would be cautious of with drinking water is drinking excessive amounts of it, but it's likely you'd have to drink very very large amounts for it to be a problem.
I always drink cold water after and during my lunch, and I don't see where is the problem
Generally speaking, it is perfectly safe to drink water after eating something hot. If, however, you suffer from temperature sensitive teeth, then the temperature difference betweeen hot food and cold water could cause you pain in your teeth. Of course, temperature sensitive teeth can be de-sensitized by the use of the right kind of toothpaste (potassium enriched).
It is not advisable to drink cold water after Eating food as it slows down our metabolism.It makes the food harder to digest.Most of the recipes are made using butter, cheese or any kind of oil.So, drinking cold water makes them solid again in the stomach and it becomes harder to digest them.
So,it's always better to drink warm water after or during food.That is why hot soups are more preferable.
There is not one reason that I can think of that cold water with meals will have a negative effect. I drink ice water all day long and especially with meals and have been doing it for more years then I can remember. I very much enjoy eating the ice as well.
I am 76 and have no medical problems and the way I see it, drinking water while eating is good because it flushes food particles from your teeth. Also, lots of water intake flushes out your system and gets rid of a lot of toxins.
So as far as I am concerned I love ice water and hears to you health.
is it true? i don't even know that.. it could be a problem for me then as i always drink cold water..
I would say that if you are trying to cool your body temperature down yes you should drink cold water. But if you are washing your food down then room temperature or warm beverages will definately help dissole your food faster and help the fat from your food pass through your body...I myself always drink room temperature water because it is also better for your throat...
Your body temperature need to be stable for proper digestion process and any extreme temperature of any liquid you take in are adjusted by our body before allowing it to enter in to the body. While doing this your body temperature is get affected and that may be the reason you should not do anything which will force your body to readjust the temperature.
SORRY! I`m such a hard worker! I can work it out then I can tell u ! Sorry thoughx
As long as you drink water after meal wether it's cold or not, it's good for your health and would benefit you for sure. I don't see anything wrong in drinking water, besides it's a must thing to do wether its cold or not than drinking soda or other colored drinks.
Our body actually requires warm water instead of cold water. Warm water helps the functions of our body to work at its best. So drinking cold water might traumatized the body organs and be harmful thereafter.
Our body is like a machine that need oiling and greases therefore warm water is similar to that.
because stomach is performing digestion process during which it gets warm and digestion process gets a lil disturbed.
There's nothing wrong with drinking cold ANYTHING with a meal. It's common practice to drink soda, beer, water with your meal. Some people do believe it blocks fat absortion, but the body runs at a constant internal temp of 98.6 degrees so the fat will be reheated. Also water does not block the production of acid in your stomach, if it did then Heartburn would be easily combated by drinking water. I believe this is just and old wives tale much like waiting 30 minutes after you eat to go for a swim.
i always drink cold water after eating..but i haven't find any problem with it..
as per my experience, its hardly matters cold or hot water you drink after eating food. somehow hot water helps early digestion.
It totally depends upon whether your digestion system is weak or strong.
It makes digestion faster. If you drink cold water after meals it solidify the oily stuff which you have consumed. It slows down the digestion and the solid stuff turns in to fats. So, it is advisable to drink hot water or coffee after meal.
by abygeorge 5 years ago
A cardiologist says if everyone who reads the below article and can sent it to 10 people, you can be sure that at least one life can be saved. Read this...It could save your life!For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a...
by Marissa 6 years ago
Which is better to drink: room temperature or ice cold water?Does it matter?
by blessedp 6 years ago
Do you put your child in cold water to reduce a high temperature?Have you ever done this? Was there any side effects?
by alexandriaruthk 5 years ago
Do you use warm, hot or cold water when washing clothes?Which one is better?
by breathe2travel 4 years ago
Do you prefer your cheese cold or room temperature when eating as a finger food?
by Audrey Selig 7 years ago
Will a vitamin pill digest if taken with cold water from refrigerator?The vitamin does not quickly dissolve in a glass.
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|