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There are many things we could do to boost our health, but staying hydrated by drinking enough water is near the top of the list. Considering that we are more than 70% water, it is a good item to have on the menu.

There are always going to be questions when it comes to drinking water, such as how much we should drink or perhaps when is the best time to drink it. Perhaps one question that may come to mind is if it is best to drink water ice cold or at room temperature. It has been debated for many years and the answer is not as straightforward as you might think.

If you’re interested in losing weight and staying cool, by all means, drink cold water. It’s a great way to stay hydrated and to regulate your core temperature. According to Livestrong, 8 cups of cold water every day may help to burn an additional 64 cal. After all, your body needs to warm the water up to body temperature. Drinking extra water also helps you to avoid snacking because it makes you feel full.

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If you are interested in improving your digestion, detoxifying, or helping with pain relief, room temperature water may be the best choice. Drinking room temperature water causes your blood vessels to shrink and it restricts your digestive process. According to Medical Daily, warm water can even break down food more efficiently, help you lose weight, improving circulation, and may help with constipation.

If you have a headache, you may try drinking some room temperature water rather than taking a painkiller. You will also like knowing that drinking warm water can help rejuvenate the skin and make you look younger.

It may also have to do with your personal taste. If you like cold water and it is easier to drink, it may just be best for you because it will keep you hydrated. The bottom line is, water at a different temperature will affect your body in different ways. In the end, drinking more water is the key to better health.