Water, Cold or Body Temp?



tomdavis80

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I have been hearing about how it's better for the water to be kept at body temperature for better absorption but I tend to disagree with this. I think that cold water does more help than water that's at body temperature especially in the summer. Can anyone provide an good argument for either side?

Thomas Davis
 

2LAP

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Originally posted by tomdavis80
I have been hearing about how it's better for the water to be kept at body temperature for better absorption but I tend to disagree with this. I think that cold water does more help than water that's at body temperature especially in the summer. Can anyone provide an good argument for either side?

Thomas Davis
In a race in Ireland we were given hot coffee when it was very cold and wet!!!!
 

tomdavis80

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Originally posted by 2LAP
In a race in Ireland we were given hot coffee when it was very cold and wet!!!!

I'm sure that in that environment, hot coffee would certainly help, not to mention the caffeine would have the effect of delaying fatigue until later. So I suppose your answer is that it's best to meet the body's temperature's needs for each situation? IE, hot day, drink cold, cold day, drink hot liquid, warm, drink warm?

Thomas Davis