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A 20-year-old female asked:

Which is healthier? drinking cold water or warm water? why.

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Dr. Abdus Khan
Urgent Care 30 years experience
Water is healthy. : So both cold and hit will give you same effect regardless. In warm weather drinking cold water has an added benefit of cooling you down. Similarly in cold weather you feel worse by drinking cold water. So in other words the temperature of water has nothing to do with its effectiveness but has to do with comfort.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the benefits of drinking cold water instead of warm water?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Water temp: Drinking cold water can be experienced as more refreshing than tepid water by some. It can also help to cool you down. Traditional Chinese medicine encourages use of water that is closer to body temperature.
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A 17-year-old male asked:

Is there any problem with drinking cold water?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Go for it: Water is an essential ingredient and the taste is usually enhanced when it is cooled. A few people can get a brief headache if they drink a large amount quickly, but this is benign. So drink away with cool or cold water. There is no problem as long as the water is pure.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Drinking cold water is harmful?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
NO if it is clean: No, it is not- as long as the water is clean and drinkable in majority of cases. Some people, however, who are on certain chemotherapy like oxaliplatin- they should avoid cold water/anything cold as it can cause certain side effects.

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