Do you like drinking warm or cold water? Do you like ice in your glass or prefer room temperature? The choice between drinking warm or cold water is a personal preference and can be situational. Good news! Both temperatures have benefits, and there isn’t a “better” option. Here are some factors to consider.
Benefits of Cold Water
Cold water is refreshing, stimulating, and invigorating. It also has its’ benefits.
1. Hydration: Cold water can be more refreshing and satisfying, especially on these hot days we experience as Texans. Cold water is also a great way to help the body cool down after physical activity. Regardless, the body needs water to hydrate on a hot day or after strenuous exercise.
2. Calorie Burning: Some studies suggest that drinking cold water can slightly increase the calories burned as your body works to bring the water temperature to body temperature.
3. Exercise Recovery: Drinking cold water can help cool your body temperature after intense exercise.
Benefits of Warm Water
Warm water is soothing, comforting, and healing. Read our list of its’ benefits.
1. Digestion: Warm water can help stimulate digestion by promoting food movement through your digestive system. It can also help relax muscles in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. Circulation: Grab a cup of warm water with lemon to improve blood circulation. This can help dilate blood vessels and promote better oxygen transport to cells.
3. Soothing: Warm water can relax and help alleviate muscle tension and discomfort.
Depending on your situation, one temperature might be a better choice. Ultimately, the key is to stay adequately hydrated no matter the water temperature. However, it is important to listen to your body and choose the temperature that makes you feel best and helps maintain proper hydration.
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*The information given in this blog is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.