Updated: Jan 28, 2020
The healing benefits of water depend on how we drink it. Should you drink cold water, hot water or room temperature water? I mentioned Agni or the digestive fire. Low Agni, or digestive fire, results in improper food digestion, which causes a build-up of toxins in the body that is the root cause of many health issues. Long-term, untreated toxin build-up known as ama can create aggravated doshas. You can check the internet to learn about Ayurveda medicine and the Doshas, the three types are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
This imbalance in the body ultimately leads to fatigue, tumors, cysts, high cholesterol, and more. If Vata dosha is too high, bones and nervous system may be affected. Aggravated Pitta dosha may cause inflammations of all sorts and heart issues. And too high Kapha dosha may manifest as mucus, coughs, asthma, and obesity.
This rule also applies to all cold drinks and foods, which should not be consumed straight from the fridge. Drinks and foods are much better digested by the body at room temperature rather than cold. Ayurveda recommends keeping water or drinks separate from the meals, and adequate hydration is emphasized at least thirty minutes outside of your mealtime.