Health Is Wealth: Read "Dangers Of Drinking Cold Water"


Physinews Daily Health Tips: Today we will be looking at the
harmful or negative effects of Cold water or too
much cold water in our system. We all as
individuals love cold stuffs especially after a
sunny hectic day, we need some cold drinks or
water to refresh and cool our body.


This
includes even me that’s writing this to you all
lol; But we need to know this and how to
minimize the rate at which we take in cold
drinks regularly..

According to Natural Law, our normal body
temperature is about 98.6 degrees F. If we
raise that temperature a few degrees, the body
starts to show signs of distress, and we say we
have a fever. We try hard to return to
homeostasis or normal functioning. 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.
Even though cold drinks or water has many
health benefits, drinking ice water or cold water
can only give temporary relief and drinking ice
water regularly has its downside.
Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t drink
ice or cold water:

1. Slows Down Digestion : Drinking ice water or
cold water hampers the process of digesting
food as it causes your blood vessels to shrink.
This can slow down the process of digestion
and as the food is not digested properly, the
nutrients are lost or not absorbed by the body.

2. May Lead To sore throat: Drinking cold water
can cause the buildup of respiratory mucosa,
which is a protective layer of the respiratory
tract. When this layer gets congested, the
respiratory tract is exposed and becomes
vulnerable to various infections and hence the
chances of your throat turning sore are high.

3. Shortage Of nutrients: The body’s
temperature is 37o C and when you drink
something at a very low temperature, your body
has to spend energy to regulate its
temperature. This spent energy is otherwise
used to digest food and absorb nutrients,
thereby leaving your body short of nutrition.

4. Decreases your heart rate: Drinking ice water
or cold water decreases your heart rate.
Studies have shown that drinking ice water
stimulates the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is
the 10th cranial nerve and is an important part
of the body’s autonomous nervous system that
controls involuntary actions of the body. The
vagus nerve mediates the lowering of the heart
rate and the low temperatures of ice cold water
act as a stimulus to the nerve which causes the
heart rate to drop.

In conclusion, take water at a normal
temperature, 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, more
so That is why we advise people not to 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. Thank You for reading, Kindly drop your
thoughts below.