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Is iced cold water really bad for you?
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TranquilGlade wrote:

This is one of the sadder threads I've ever read. The level of misinformation here is... disturbing.
Water needs to be warmed to body temperature before it can be absorbed. Cold water is not "bad" for you. As for the hot day bit, that comes from handling dehydration. If you are severely dehydrated, you should drink room temperature water so it can be absorbed faster. That's it. Cold water on a hot day is still a good idea, provided you are not severely dehydrated.


The information I'm reading suggests that cold water is absorbed more quickly and that water does not need to be warmed to body temperature before it can be absorbed:

"Studies have also shown that cold water 41°F (5°C) is absorbed more quickly from the stomach than warm, abating dehydration and allowing you to play harder and enjoy your game of soccer even more."
"-Drink cool water, which is absorbed more quickly by the body than warm or very cold fluids. NIOSH and ACGIH recommend drinking water of 50 to 59 degrees. "

http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/better-drink-warm-rather-cold-water (Go ask alice is "a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers", not some Yahoo Answers biz, in case you were wondering).
https://www.healthshare.com.au/questions/46295-do-our-bodies-absorb-warm-water-quicker-than-cold-water/
http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=next_topic;f=76;t=001345;go=newer (Look for the post citing camelbak)
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I like my at exactly 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Only then do you get the perfect flavor from it.



sundin13 wrote:


TranquilGlade wrote:

This is one of the sadder threads I've ever read. The level of misinformation here is... disturbing.
Water needs to be warmed to body temperature before it can be absorbed. Cold water is not "bad" for you. As for the hot day bit, that comes from handling dehydration. If you are severely dehydrated, you should drink room temperature water so it can be absorbed faster. That's it. Cold water on a hot day is still a good idea, provided you are not severely dehydrated.


The information I'm reading suggests that cold water is absorbed more quickly and that water does not need to be warmed to body temperature before it can be absorbed:

"Studies have also shown that cold water 41°F (5°C) is absorbed more quickly from the stomach than warm, abating dehydration and allowing you to play harder and enjoy your game of soccer even more."
"-Drink cool water, which is absorbed more quickly by the body than warm or very cold fluids. NIOSH and ACGIH recommend drinking water of 50 to 59 degrees. "

http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/better-drink-warm-rather-cold-water (Go ask alice is "a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers", not some Yahoo Answers biz, in case you were wondering).
https://www.healthshare.com.au/questions/46295-do-our-bodies-absorb-warm-water-quicker-than-cold-water/
http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=next_topic;f=76;t=001345;go=newer (Look for the post citing camelbak)


Neat. So yet again my body knows what is best for it
Posted 5/12/17 , edited 5/12/17
I prefer room temp water. But ice cold water on a hot day is great.
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I don't think cold water is bad for you, I've seen of, "Hack My Life," that drinking cold water is better to giver you energy in the morning than coffee.Maybe some chemicals from the plastic when you freeze ice cubes may get into the water, I don't know but people drink cold water all the time and live a normal life.
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I love the taste of cold water after workout.
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I seriously doubt it's bad for you. It just takes some effort on your body to warm it up. I drink room temp water ftr, simply cause I drink a lot of it frequently and pretty quick.
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It's probably better for you than drinking soda or juice
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No?
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prolly or prolly not
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I've read that cold water slows down your metabolism & should be avoided when dieting.
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I prefer cold water the only hot water i use in my coffee or tea.
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from what i read, all those headline-grabbing articles about nutrition are at most unreliable. reporters and even some people making studies don't seem to understand the difference between correlation and causation.

as for cold water, it's probably fine. maybe there's a difference in absorption rate, but it's probably negligible.
unless you're suffering from severe hypothermia, in which case drinking water at room temperature or slightly warm is *probably* better for you.
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Posted 5/14/17 , edited 5/14/17
Don't know and don't care. Iced water on a hot day is heaven.
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I'd worry more about what's in the water than the temprature
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