It was 13 degrees when I woke up the other morning in Princeton, New Jersey. While dining out for lunch, I was offered iced water. Nothing unusual, right? Research suggests that this simple custom may have a significant impact on your gut. Here's the low down on how cold drinks affect your digestion.
Cold Drinks & Digestion: An Integrative Health Perspecitve
Opt for Room Temperature or Warm Drinks
According to Chinese medicine, drinking cold liquids may aggravate the following conditions:
Opting for room temperature or warm liquids is a simple health habit that can support overall digestion. This is especially important during the winter months. Living seasonally is a tenet of Chinese medicine and external environments are seen to impact health just as much as internal environments.