5 Side effects of drinking cold water on an empty stomach

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It is imperative to drink enough water each day to support the function of our body. Water not only gives our body internal support but is also very essential for the betterment of skin and hair, and that’s the reason if you drink less water, your skin starts drying up, and you also develop early signs of aging.

Summertime makes that lovely, large glass of cooled water very alluring. But hold on! Have you ever thought about the consequences of drinking chilled water and the impact it leaves on your body? Well, chilled water might feel refreshing, but it impairs your ability to stay hydrated, inhibits digestion, and causes your blood vessels to constrict.

Not only does drinking cold water cause side effects, but also it is advised to use little warm water for showering and while washing our hair, as it causes both skin and hair damage. But one thing which is always out of the discussion is what should be the normal temperature of water for drinking purposes. So, if you are drinking chilled water first thing in the morning, then do read the consequences below.

Effects digestive system


Consuming cold liquids constricts blood vessels and ultimately hinders digestion. Additionally, it prevents the body’s normal digestion-related nutrient absorption process. The body’s attention is taken away from digestion as it becomes preoccupied with controlling body temperature. Drinking water that is too cold might make you dehydrated since your body has to work harder to raise the temperature to make up for it.

Creates mucus/sore throat

coldYour elders at home must have restricted you from drinking chilled water straight from the refrigerator, the reason is very common, as you may catch a cold along with a sore throat and a blocked nose, and that is why drinking ice water should be discontinued altogether. Drinking cold water causes your respiratory system to produce a lot of mucus. The track becomes more susceptible to numerous respiratory illnesses when it is crowded with mucus. That’s one of the reasons why people suffering from such problems are advised to drink hot water in the morning to loosen up the cough problem.

Cause stomach pain

constipation 1Some people start their day with an intense workout. It is advised against drinking cold water right after working out in the morning. Any kind of exercise causes body heat production.  Drinking cold water too soon alters its temperature, which is bad for the digestive system. Moreover, chilled water is useless after an exercise since the body cannot absorb it. It also might result in stomach pain.

Hinders proper bowel movement

diahrea 1Many of us have a habit of drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning before emptying our stomachs. Where lukewarm water works as a wonder; on the other hand, chilled water might make the opposite impact by causing difficulty in clearing the digestive tract.

Causes teeth sensitivity

teethDrinking chilled water creates a sensitivity in our teeth and also causes other problems like making our tooth enamel weak which results in further breakage. You might have noticed that even while brushing our teeth when we use chilled tap water to wash our mouth, it causes similar effects. So, drinking chilled water first thing in the morning is surely not a good idea.