Grab a glass. Add 1pint or 4 ounces of cold water. Consume. Feel the metabolic burn yet??
How does this work? The first thing to understand is metabolism. You consume food. Your body breaks this food/drink down through digestion, organ function, and my favorite–exercise. During these processes heat is required.
The body uses 1 calorie of energy for each gram it raises 1 degree Celsius. Therefore, colder foods and liquids must be raised by more degrees to reach the normal body temperature of 37 degrees Celsius.
ARCHER,JAN. “Is Ice Water Good For Metabolism?” Jul 8, 2011
Staying hydrated is important for the digestion process to work efficiently. The food consumed must stay a certain consistency to reach the large intestines. A lack of h2o can lead to constipation or other digestive problems.
This is taken from SHARECARE.com:
It takes 1 calorie to raise 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius. A 16 oz. glass of water contains 473.18 g. Therefore, for the body to raise the temperature of a 16 oz. glass of ice water from zero degrees to 37 degrees Celsius, it would need to burn 17.5 calories.
So in conclusion, your body burns more calories when consuming ice cold water than it does with room temperature water. If you had a 16 ounces of water, roughly 473g, it would require around 17-18 calories to raise the temperature from 0 degrees celsius to 37 degrees celsius (your normal body temperature). If you began today consuming the standard amount (suggested by The Mayo Clinic) of eight glasses daily, then you would burn 70 calories just by your body heating the water to your body’s temperature. Cool, huh?
Go fill up.
~lose the excuse.
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