I like very cold water with lots of ice on hot summer days, but I’ve heard others say that water at room temperature is healthier. The debate over water temperature has been going on for a least a hundred years. Here’s what it says in a 1922 magazine:
A word about drinking water is not amiss just here. Iced water may seem very desirable when one is thirsty, but water without ice is far better for drinking purposes, as it does not so suddenly reduce the temperature of the stomach.
American Cookery (August/September, 1922)
3 thoughts on “Is Ice Water or Room Temperature Water Healthier?”
I have seen that recently on the news. I like cool water without ice and when I was in England many years ago, I learned to drink sodas warm and actually continue to do that.
Due to metal implants in my jaw I avoid iced water – room temperature and just cool water are my choices. That is of course predicated on avoiding pain and discomfort and has nothing to due to any debate on health!