With the arrival of summer, our need to consume more liquid is activated to keep our body hydrated and our body walking.
Water becomes a delicious elixir that quenches thirst and revitalizes the body. But … What is better to quench our thirst? Warm water or cold water.
Water between 50 and 72 degrees allows our bodies to rehydrate faster because it is absorbed more quickly. Many people think that drinking cold water will help them lose weight faster because the body has to work harder to warm it. … When it comes to weight loss, either cold or room temperature water is good. Cold water quenches thirst better. Truth or myth?
Does warm water quench your thirst better?
Experts agree that it is true. When it’s hot lose fluid through sweating. The skin needs to continually refresh, which increases the blood supply and transpiration (more or less like the truck engine cooling to prevent over hot)
Warm water is more easily absorbed by the body once ingested, which causes the body to quickly recover the liquid lost through sweating.
Now there is the notion that the cold water quenches thirst better. Some people even prefer to suck ice to remove the sensation of thirst in the mouth. The feeling of wellbeing that generates cold liquids appears to be linked with our pleasure rather than with the need for our body.
Many people think that drinking cold water will help them lose weight faster because the body has to work harder to warm it. While cold water does make us burn about 8 calories per cup, that minimal amount doesn’t add up to much of an advantage. When it comes to weight loss, either cold or room temperature water is good.
There have been a few studies that have tested which water temperature was best for the body during exercise. The results tell us that it depends on which type of exercise we’re doing. In general, cold water delays the increase in core body temperature; however, room temperature water proved slightly more beneficial when weight lifting.
In the end though, regardless of the temperature, drinking water is good for our overall health. The important thing is that we stay hydrated. In the case of water temperature, preference wins; whichever temperature encourages us to drink more water is the one we should choose.