Monday 27 April 2020
I wrote – Shaima Morsi:
The body needs to consume abundant water and drinks after long hours of fasting, especially with high temperatures, but does eating cold water at breakfast help the body to recover or does it harm it?
Initially, water represents 60% to 70% of our bodies, and when it decreases in the body, this leads to negative cells and tissues being affected, so it is necessary to make up for it from after Iftar until Suhoor.
The lack of water in the body also causes many health problems, such as constipation, headache, dizziness, fatigue, dryness and cracking of the skin, and the risk may lead to complications such as kidney problems and spasms, according to the site “times”.
The disadvantages of drinking cold water when breaking an empty stomach
Shrinking blood vessels.
Gastrointestinal disturbances, as the digestive system becomes unable to properly digest food.
It converts acids to fat, which increases the chances of stomach cancer.
Diarrhea, as cold water decreases the sodium content in the blood.
Drinking cold water on an empty stomach increases feelings of nausea and vomiting.
Consolidation of fats in the bloodstream, which makes it difficult to absorb nutrients.
So it is better to start drinking lukewarm water at breakfast, so that we do not experience these problems and complications.
Does cold water help to lose weight?
Drinking cold water is most effective for losing weight, as it helps burn fat and more calories, but it should not be consumed directly at breakfast.
In general, warm water is best for digestion, digestive system and elimination of toxins in the body.