Friday, January 11, 2008

Do you like drinking cold water?

I was forwarded this email by Bhai Mehtab Singh jee:


For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink a hot drink or warm water after a meal.

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Waheguru. Thinking about this, if your diet is anything like mine (daal sabjee (with turkaa) and more daal sabjee (with turkaa), plus parothay now and again) then its very worrying! Amount of ghee and butter Panjabis consume is HUGE. Also traditional Langar at the Gurdwara in the West can be very heavy and oily! But unfortunately its a habit that we serve "cold water" with the food and we tend to drink the cold water whilst eating! So we are not doing our body any favours! (Imagine what the ghee looks like when it solidifies - that is what's happening in our body if we drink cold water with our roti ). I now prefer drinking luke warm water with food (but it can be hard to stick to this when at the Gurdwara or someone's house).


Anonymous said...

This is an urban legend. Please see for the truth.

Anonymous said...

there is no scienitfic evidence. this article and many other like these ones are just someones opinion.

Sifar said...

Like the Anon.2 said, there is no scientific evidence of these statements. If you could find out the source of the article for us all.

What I know from what ever little knowledge I have, anything you consume, no matter how hot or cold it is, it reaches your body temperature when in your stomach. That is the ideal temperature for the digestive process, for bile juices, enzymes and HCl (acid) to break down the food.

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

No source to any website. I have received a similar email in the past. Again, it was a forward email.

Guru Raakhaa.

Prabhu Singh said...

Really it's better not to drink any water while eating. It's better to wait 10-20 minutes.

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

I think Bhai Prabhu Singh's suggestion is the safest option :)

Sifar said...

Not drinking water/or anything with food or immediately after you have finished eating is good. The reason is that when you drink water with food, it dilutes the acid and other digestive agents and proper digestion doesnot happens, and I also think due to the consistency becoming thin, it passes more rapidly so the absorption (in the intestines) is also not to the fullest either.

Ravjeet Singh said...

even better boys and girls have Cha
or coffee.... or if your sporty Lucozade! LoL hehe

(sorry couldn't resist :$)

no cha, no coffee, sirf dud said...

are rumours true that dhadi sahib drinks coffee

Anonymous said...

I support Ravjeet Singh on this. Chaa all the way !!


Tajinder said...

oh man :( i love drinking water...cold water. infact even winter, i drink water from the fridge. my mom tells me over n over, drink warm water. i guess i should listen!!