March 2, 2009

Not just a glass of cold drink

One day, when I was at my sister's house, I asked for a glass of icy cold water, and she, surprised as she looks, said a pregnant woman should never take cold drinks. I was like "huh, seriously?" I find myself so loving ice water ever since I got pregnant. And to say that, I've been drinking more ice water for the past three months than perhaps the entire year combined. Well well, how true is it that pregnant woman is forbidden to drink cold water? I really don't know. Maybe this is just another Chinese old wives tale.

Anyway, just want to share this with you. Apparently, heart attack and cold water they're the worst enemy. Of course 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 hot soup or warm water after a meal. Just like what the Japanese and Chinese loves to do, drinking hot tea after mealtime. There goes my big glass of icy cold water.


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