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Q: Is there a difference between ingesting cold and hot beverages in the body? Is drinking ice water

No, the temperature of the beverage does not have a significant impact on your body. There is however a slight temporary change in body temperature of ±0.3-0.8°C. It has been hypothesised that consuming cold beverages uses minute amounts of energy to warm it up to the body’s internal temperature, which has been demonstrated in water. Studies have also shown that ice/cold water reduces heat strain during exercise and can improve endurance performance in athletes. Drinking about 2 cups of cold water slightly increased energy expenditure such as 26kJ. If you drink the recommended number of 8-10 cups of water a day this amounts to about 200kJ and hence 85000kJ/year which can translate to burning

Q: Is it true that drinking water with your meal dilutes stomach acid therefore hindering digestion?

Drinking water by itself can dilute stomach acid to pH>4 for a short period of 3 minutes, in which after it returns to the normal stomach pH of 1.5-3.5. On the contrary, water actually aids digestion by dissolving soluble fibres to feel fuller for longer and is absorbed by insoluble fibres to prevent constipation. Tip? Have 8-10 cups of water a day to reach the fluid recommendations of 2.1L for women and 2.6L for men. Having water before and during meals can also make you feel full so you consume less kilojoules for that meal. Keep your body happily hydrated :D Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18473176 http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/70/1/6.long http://e-safe-anaesthesia.org/

199 products later…Here are the Top 10 Frozen Meals

Brands included in assessment: Coles, CP Authentic Asia, Crazy Dragon, Golden Wok, Griff’s, Homebrand, Katzy’s Kosher, Lean Cuisine (Balanced Serve, Classic, Soups, Steam), Lite n’Easy Dinner, McCain (Healthy Choice, Healthy Choice Wholegrains, Hearty Meals), Michelle Bridges Delicious Nutritious, On The Menu, Super Foods, Syndian and Weight Watchers. Criteria are based on a combination of Australian Dietary Guidelines, Nutrient Reference Values/Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges for a 70kg adult consuming 8700kJ over 3 meals ± 2 midmeals, WHO free sugar guidelines and recommended number of carbohydrate exchanges per main meal. Unfortunately, I could not include fibre in the criter

Q: Is there a difference between ingesting cold and hot beverages in the body? Is drinking ice water

No, the temperature of the beverage does not have a significant impact on your body. There is however a slight temporary change in body temperature of ±0.3-0.8°C. It has been hypothesised that consuming cold beverages uses minute amounts of energy to warm it up to the body’s internal temperature, which has been demonstrated in water. Studies have also shown that ice/cold water reduces heat strain during exercise and can improve endurance performance in athletes. Drinking about 2 cups of cold water slightly increased energy expenditure such as 26kJ. If you drink the recommended number of 8-10 cups of water a day this amounts to about 200kJ and hence 85000kJ/year which can translate to burning

Q: Is it true that drinking water with your meal dilutes stomach acid therefore hindering digestion?

Drinking water by itself can dilute stomach acid to pH>4 for a short period of 3 minutes, in which after it returns to the normal stomach pH of 1.5-3.5. On the contrary, water actually aids digestion by dissolving soluble fibres to feel fuller for longer and is absorbed by insoluble fibres to prevent constipation. Tip? Have 8-10 cups of water a day to reach the fluid recommendations of 2.1L for women and 2.6L for men. Having water before and during meals can also make you feel full so you consume less kilojoules for that meal. Keep your body happily hydrated :D Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18473176 http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/70/1/6.long http://e-safe-anaesthesia.org/

199 products later…Here are the Top 10 Frozen Meals

Brands included in assessment: Coles, CP Authentic Asia, Crazy Dragon, Golden Wok, Griff’s, Homebrand, Katzy’s Kosher, Lean Cuisine (Balanced Serve, Classic, Soups, Steam), Lite n’Easy Dinner, McCain (Healthy Choice, Healthy Choice Wholegrains, Hearty Meals), Michelle Bridges Delicious Nutritious, On The Menu, Super Foods, Syndian and Weight Watchers. Criteria are based on a combination of Australian Dietary Guidelines, Nutrient Reference Values/Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges for a 70kg adult consuming 8700kJ over 3 meals ± 2 midmeals, WHO free sugar guidelines and recommended number of carbohydrate exchanges per main meal. Unfortunately, I could not include fibre in the criter

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