Drinking Water Ice at Eat No Good for Digestion?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Enjoying a glass of cold water or ice with or after meals is very common in many societies. But lately, a lot of rumors that call, not a nice cold drink while eating. Hardened fat, he said.
These rumors began circulating in 2006 precisely, by email. In it declared the results of research that mentions that drinking iced water after a meal will solidify the fat from the diet only partially digested, and causes them to react with stomach acid, so the effect is bad for the digestive tract.
Also mentioned in another email, a layer of fat will eventually lead to cancer, or might contribute to the person unlucky to have a heart attack.
This, however, a myth, or legend among urban people. When food enters the digestive tract, he has been warmed by the body, and have chemistry so enter the stomach. There will be separate to line the channel with the fat, and no studies that link fat and cancer in this way, although eating too much fat during long periods of time can increase the likelihood of heart disease by raising cholesterol levels.
In Eastern medical science, it is commonly accepted that drinking cold water or ice to slow digestion, which may be hazardous to health. Generally, this view see digestion as a process of 'hot' and encourage the consumption of warm, cooked foods and beverages warm or hot to strengthen the digestive process. It is considered very helpful for people who have weak digestion.
According to this school of thought, cold drinking water, or even, eat or drink anything that is lower than at room temperature, will cause bloating, abdominal cramps, and discomfort. This view is not supported by Western science, so if you believe it, please just follow. Especially if you have weak digestion, as mentioned above.
Other rumors around drinking water after eating postulates that water can dilute stomach acid, thus slowing digestion. But this is also false. Studies of people with diabetes have shown that the water consumed with food does not make a difference in the level of glycemic and insulin responses, and responses are governed by the rate of digestion.
So, change the amount of water you drink during or after a meal does not change the way food is digested. However, in some cases, such as when a person suffers from acid reflux, drinking too much water at one time can aggravate the condition.
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