The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals... not cold water... maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain... they have a much, much lower heart attack rate than we do. For those who like to drink cold water, this article is probably looks applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oil in the food that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fat and could lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water (tea or coffee) during and after a meal.
A serious note about HEART ATTACKS:
- Know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.
- Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
- Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
- 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware.