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Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« on: March 13, 2012, 03:25:00 AM »
Hi,
I want to know about the cold drinks.Is it bad for health, if we use the regular cold drinks.
So, Any expert person please share here.Thanks in advance.

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 07:25:05 PM »
Did somebody tell you this? It's kinda a weird question.

You'll want to avoid cold drinks if your teeth are sensitive, but other than that, I've never heard anything about this.
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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 08:57:22 PM »
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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 07:43:06 PM »
Hi,
I want to know about the cold drinks.Is it bad for health, if we use the regular cold drinks.
So, Any expert person please share here.Thanks in advance.

There is a huge debate over it, some people will say yes, some will say no. I pulled this from a website
"Some doctors suggest that room temperature or body temperature water is better than cold water, because the body has to expend energy to heat cold water to body temperature, resulting in some water loss"

Also, my cousin who is a nurse also said the same thing, however, she did say it wasn't 100 % proven. I hope this helped!

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 08:31:16 PM »
Then, drink more cold water...

I'm always amazed at the new-found "answers" to health.  Exactly how many calories are expended heating up this cold water?  I can assure you it's not enough to be concerned with unless you are on the verge of total starvation anyhow.

Let's take a second to insert some common sense into this:  The primitive Inuit people of Alaska have managed just fine on a diet that is high in fats, and what I'm imagining is a pretty extreme level of cold water.  How different are you physically from them?

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 02:39:14 AM »
Then, drink more cold water...

I'm always amazed at the new-found "answers" to health.  Exactly how many calories are expended heating up this cold water?  I can assure you it's not enough to be concerned with unless you are on the verge of total starvation anyhow.

Let's take a second to insert some common sense into this:  The primitive Inuit people of Alaska have managed just fine on a diet that is high in fats, and what I'm imagining is a pretty extreme level of cold water.  How different are you physically from them?

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Well, I was just trying to say the facts behind it. If he believes it or not is up to him

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 04:17:53 AM »
There is a huge debate over it, some people will say yes, some will say no. I pulled this from a website
"Some doctors suggest that room temperature or body temperature water is better than cold water, because the body has to expend energy to heat cold water to body temperature, resulting in some water loss"

Also, my cousin who is a nurse also said the same thing, however, she did say it wasn't 100 % proven. I hope this helped!

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 09:12:51 AM »
Then, drink more cold water...

I'm always amazed at the new-found "answers" to health.  Exactly how many calories are expended heating up this cold water?

    That's exactly what I thought XD. Unfortunately, the calories shown on the back of a candy bar wrapper are actually kilocalories (1,000 calories. I hope I spelled it right) so drinking a glass of cold water would burn off very little.
    Now, cold water may cause organs to contract slightly the same way that cold showers do (which does some minute damage if it is rapid, like it is when you jump into a hot tub) and the cold may temporarily stunt the efficiency of certain organs very temporarily, but it's so minimal that it really shouldn't matter.
    I don't think cold drinks are a problem.
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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 11:47:56 AM »
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This is so ridiculous I don't even...

Is there something wrong with posting information, nowhere did I say it was bad, I just said why some people say it can be, but I'm not saying there is a huge problem with drinking cold water. I didn't even give an opinion

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 03:40:34 PM »
Is there something wrong with posting information, nowhere did I say it was bad, I just said why some people say it can be, but I'm not saying there is a huge problem with drinking cold water. I didn't even give an opinion

What information?  The "I pulled this from a website," part?  It isn't in any reviewed study, it hasn't been studied by people who care about truth in results...it's something that you heard somewhere.

The other day, I ran across a website that claimed that we are all the disembodied space aliens' souls trapped here.  The two discussions have exactly the same amount of supporting evidence.

The other part of this that really eats at my sanity is that the people that I generally meet who spout off things like this do "herbal cleanse" fasts, and then are eating a McDonald's Big Mac 3 weeks later.  I'm not saying that this is the case with your "cousin who is a nurse," so don't take it that way.  I'm just saying that it's nonsense.(1)

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 04:01:49 PM »
There's no debate.

It's ridiculous because cold water in a body that's too warm will help cool it down and preserve energy.  Hot water in a body that's too cool will help heat it up and also preserve energy.

Cold water in a body with a normal temperature may cool the person down by a tenth of a degree, probably not anywhere near enough to cause the body to generate any extra heat to compensate (do you shiver when you drink a glass of cold water?).  Even if it did, the energy expenditure would be insignificant.

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 06:49:43 PM »
    We're all friends here, lol. Nick, you're right that some people will say yes and some people will say no. It's my personal opinion that the theory doesn't hold water (pun intended. I admit it with shame).
    Then again, people thought Galileo was being ridiculous when he said the "The World! She is around!" ...or  maybe I'm just quoting Bug's Bunny. In which case, it was probably ridiculous...

    Point is, we learn something new every day. I suggest looking it up. If you find something, definitely put it up and cite your source. If drinking cold water during a workout is bad for you, we'd love to know about it. ;)
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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2012, 03:20:36 AM »
It's not a matter of opinion, it's a matter of fact.

Galileo had evidence and observation to support his theory, people thought him ridiculous and rejected his work because of superstition.

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 07:28:19 AM »
    The main point of my post was to help Nick not to take it personally. I worked a forum for 3-4 years and I've seen hundreds of people leave over small things.
    Let's treat Nick like part of the family, please.
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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 01:01:49 PM »
Okay, I've been off forum for a while and this is kinda why.

1- Running water via streams and rivers (which man kind has always drank from) are colder then the "room temperature" 78 degrees so that's just a silly thought that we should drink room temp water. Unless you're saying we drank stagnit water. Derp??

2- The warming of water in the stomach is a chemical reaction and requires little if any caloric output.

OP, sorry I'm not trying to troll you but bits of randomness like this can go a long way. "Tonight on Dateline! Cold water is Killing your kids!!" Anyone who slings these little jewels should be flogged for insighting stupidity.

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2012, 06:02:03 PM »
Okay what you're talking about more has to do with digestion of foods cold water is fine when not eating or using to digest food some people have problems with excessive heat loss in the abdominal region which can be induced by having too much cold water about a gallon will do it consumed within about an hour or two when you're not sweating. Depending on activity level this leads too an inability to digest foods in the small intestine as the molecules in the food are not spread out enough to react at a desirable rate so unless you consistently feel freezing after drinking a lot of water then it's probably not a problem for you and is nothing too worry about. Symptoms include lack of energy appetite and constant bloating.

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2012, 02:10:22 PM »
Okay what you're talking about more has to do with digestion of foods cold water is fine when not eating or using to digest food some people have problems with excessive heat loss in the abdominal region which can be induced by having too much cold water about a gallon will do it consumed within about an hour or two when you're not sweating. Depending on activity level this leads too an inability to digest foods in the small intestine as the molecules in the food are not spread out enough to react at a desirable rate so unless you consistently feel freezing after drinking a lot of water then it's probably not a problem for you and is nothing too worry about. Symptoms include lack of energy appetite and constant bloating.

This is clearly wrong as water does not significantly dilute the acid to digest, nor does it denature enzymes that break down foods that are involved with digestion.
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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2012, 09:53:39 PM »
Interesting topic. I personally think that cold drinks are just fine for our health especially in a hot day unless it contaminated with some harmful bacteria.

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 10:53:49 AM »
Yes, too much cold drinks can be bad for the teeth health and throat health and lead to cough, and throat problems.
Too much cold drinks also affect the metabolism and cause the stomach problems.
So it will be better to take the normal water rather then using too much ice or cold drinks.

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Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2013, 11:51:16 AM »
How does it cause teeth problems? What effect does it have on the throat? How can it possibly affect metabolism to any significant degree? If you have a legitimate source for this information I'd love to read it, but otherwise it just sounds like nonsense.