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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cold Water = Bad?

My grandma and mother have this belief that it's bad to drink cold water. I think Chinese herbalists think that the cold is the cause of many diseases, including coughs, colic, phlegm etc. For my mom, cold drinks do trigger her allergic cough, so she is firmly convinced that there is evidence to it even though we do not react to cold water the way she does. That is why we do not have cold water in the refrigerator (I would have loved to have a Whirlpool ref with a 4396508 filter if finances permit) and our water dispenser which could supposedly serve hot and cold water is never plugged. It is simply a dispenser.

However, it's so much nicer to have cold drinks in a hot country like ours. So most of the time, I still try to drink some, especially when I feel especially warm. Ang init kasi eh! (It's just so unbearably hot!) Thankfully, I haven't gotten sick or anything, so they can't really fault me for not following, and honestly, I don't quite believe in that myself. ;)

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