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Old 21 June 2007, 03:52 PM
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Spit Take At what temperature should you drink your water?

We know that the warning about cold water after meals causing cancer is a bunch of baloney. But what about other effects on the body?

Does ice-cold water "shock" your internal organs? Does room temperature water have calming effects? My search of the internet has resulted in varying opinions from varying sources. What have you heard about this?

My friend and I have a bet going, and there is 10 cents on the line, so do try to be cautious and thorough.
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Old 21 June 2007, 04:12 PM
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Drinking Water Temperature from "Ask a Scientist"

The American College of Sports Medicine says
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Water palatability is influenced by several factors including temperature and flavoring. While most individuals prefer cool water, the preferred water temperature is influenced by cultural and learned behaviors. The most pleasurable water temperature during recovery from exercise was 5C, although when water was ingested in large quantities, a temperature of ~15-21C was preferred... It is therefore reasonable to expect that the effect of flavoring and water temperature should increase fluid consumption during exercise, although there is insufficient evidence to support this hypothesis.
One of the sources relied upon for this statement is Effects of meal temperature and volume on the emptying of liquid from the human stomach which concluded that cool liquids increased the amount of fluid emptied from the stomach in the first 5 minutes--in other words, cold liquids leave the stomach rapidly during the first five minutes after drinking. source

From Tufts University
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Can drinking ice water during exercise “shock” the system too much? Is it better to go with slightly cool water?

There’s no harm in drinking ice-cold water when you exercise. In fact, cold fluids empty from the stomach faster than warm ones, so they’re faster at replacing water lost through sweating. That “can have an immediate effect of cooling off the body’s core” during exercise, says William Evans, PhD, director of the Nutrition, Metabolism, and Exercise Laboratory at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
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Old 21 June 2007, 04:21 PM
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Perfect. Thanks. And nice sig line.
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