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Is cold water bad for you?

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Drinking cold water is not bad for you according to Dan Jaris, Fitness Health Coach. In fact, ice-cold water may slightly boost your metabolism and aid in weight loss.

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The body burns calories as it warms the cold water to body temperature. This process causes the body to eliminate a very small amount of body fat.

Jaris encourages the replacement of sugar-laden products, such as soda, with water to promote weight loss. Drinking cold water can suppress the appetite and lead to a healthier lifestyle. The idea that cold water can cause fat in your stomach to congeal is false.

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