Imagine you are taking a walk to see a friend.On your way,you were drenched by rain.What would happen to your skin?…goose bumps right! but that’s not all,Cold water closes your pores and constricts your skin, while warm water opens your pores and makes your skin feel looser. And you know what? Drinking cold water does exactly the same thing to your digestive tract!.okay..stop imagining..
A lot of us are tempted to take cold water,some cold carbonated drinks as a relief from the scorching sun and the heat that comes with it.You are not alone.As rewarding as cold water can be, in hot weathers , experts warn that it comes with serious health consequences.Here are 4 reasons to consider whether drinking cold water are healthy or not.
1.Decrease in Immune System: Drinking cool water can bring about the development of respiratory mucosa, which is a protective layer of the respiratory tract. At the point when this layer gets congested, the respiratory tract is exposed and becomes vulnerable against different infections like cold and catarrh. Here is the reason you are advised not to drink cold water when you develop cold or catarrh by your parents.
2.Decreases your heart rate: Drinking cold water decreases your heart rate. Studies have shown that drinking cold water stimulates the vagus nerve. . The stimulation of the vagus nerve makes the heart rate to drop causing causing what’s known as the dive reflex.
3. Slows down digestive metabolism: Drinking cold water slows down the the digestion process of food as the food is not digested properly because cold water tends to solidifies the fats in the food eaten.Also,Your blood vessels shrink, when you drink cold beverages, your hydration is hindered and digestion becomes restricted.
4.Cold Water Addict: Drinking cold water subtly creates an addict out of you.A lot of folks even after reading this article still can’t lose the grip off the ”goddess of cold water”
So when next you are tempted to take it cold,ask yourself with the above reasons learnt.Drinking Cold Water-Healthy or Not Healthy?
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