The need for cooling by drinking water filled with ice cubes is necessary during summer days, but unfortunately things are not so simple. Yes, you will instantly reduce your body temperature, but it will not help you long term.
What exactly water does to the body?
-- The body consumes more energy for regulating body temperature instead for absorbing the useful nutrients and digesting food. This process may result in additional loss of water from the body.
-- If you drink ice-cold beverages immediately after you are done eating a meal, there is a great possibility of catching a cold. This bad habit also affects the increased secretion of saliva and a decrease in immunity.
-- Ice-cold drinks slow down digestion, narrow blood vessels and slow down the body’s hydration.
-- Ice-cold beverages are capable to turn fats into solid form, thus making them hard to process.