The Impact of Drinking Cold Water During Summer

Dr. S.A. Rehman, General Medicine, Associate Prof. Noida International Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital (), Noida International University (NIU)-

Drinking cold water during summer can be refreshing and help in cooling down the body. However, there are potential drawbacks to consider. Cold water can constrict blood vessels, hinder digestion, and potentially cause stomach cramps due to the sudden temperature change. It may also slow down the hydration process as the body needs to bring the water to its core temperature.

In terms of digestion, cold water can solidify fats from food, making them harder to digest and can lead to indigestion and discomfort. Drinking water at room temperature or slightly cool is often recommended to avoid these issues.

Alternatives to practice for optimal hydration in hot weather include an increase in the consumption of watery fruits, juicy food content, and many more things. Maintaining proper hydration practices tailored to individual comfort and health needs is crucial for well-being during summer