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Weight loss tip, does drinking cold water help you lose weight? Here’s the right answer

Drinking cold water does have some benefits that are not related to weight loss. According to experts, cold water can increase blood circulation on the skin’s surface. This may help your skin glow.

fitness Updated: Aug 17, 2018 15:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Our body is 70% water, so it makes complete sense that water is healthy. You may have also heard that drinking cold water can help you burn more calories, but unfortunately, it might just be a myth.

It is believed that the body uses more energy to heat the water to its core temperature, but studies have found that it’s only minimal. The body burns only 4-7 extra calories, which is not much. Another research suggests that drinking more water does help with weight loss, especially when followed long term. However, there is no connection with the temperature of the water.

Drinking cold water does have some benefits that are not weight loss-related. According to experts cold water can increase blood circulation on the skin’s surface. This may help your skin glow.

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And drinking cold water during exercise can decrease dehydration and make you feel less tired. As a result you’re likely to workout longer.

However, whether warm, normal or cold, it is important to continue drinking water. Dehydration can cause fatigue, irritability, muscle cramps, dizziness and headaches. Drinking less water can also lead to a slow metabolism. So, what’s the ideal amount of water to consume? A good rule of thumb is to drink about half of your bodyweight in ounces.

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First Published: Aug 17, 2018 14:53 IST