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I once had a friend that was an Indian Medicine Man. On a really hot day, I saw him drinking hot water. Everyone else, including myself, was drinking cold beverages. I asked the Indian why he was drinking hot water on a really hot day. He said that when someone drinks a hot beverage, the body temperature goes lower to handle the hot beverage. The end result is that your body feels cooler on a hot day. He said that when a person drinks a cold beverage, that the body temperature goes higher to handle the cold beverage which makes the person feel hotter on a hot day. Was the Indian right? On a really hot day, should a person drink a hot beverage or cold beverage to feel cooler? Please keep my name and email address a secret-- don't post it in your web site. I hate spam.
Re: Should a person on a really hot day drink hot water or cold water?
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