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  • On the temperature of drinking

    For our health, it does not matter whether we take the drinks hot, warm or cold. We all know that even the taste of drinks to a large extent depends on the temperature at which we take them.

    How important is the temperature of drinking on health, it is easiest to make sure of the children, especially in infants with their artificial feeding. Too hot milk or a mixture, even impeccably cooked, makes a baby uneasy, cause insomnia, sweating, etc. With prolonged use of hot milk, a mixture, other drinks, the baby begins to grow pale, becomes sluggish, and adds little to weight. However, not too negative impact on the body of the child is and too cool drink. It causes rezi in the stomach and intestines, vomiting, and sometimes diarrhea, especially in children of the first months and weak from birth.

    Attentive parents notice that it is often enough to change the temperature of food and drinks given to a child by 2-3 ° C against the norm( and it is 38 ° C) to cause the above mentioned disorders. Of course, this reaction of the organism( absolutely adequate) to the temperature of the food and beverages is being smoothed over time, and the adult body gets used to more or less significant differences,

    compared to the normal temperature of food and drink, but still, for an adultit does not matter what temperature food and drink are used for.

    Many of us ourselves have repeatedly experienced when ice water or other drinks, especially those drunk with a volley, with an inflamed state of the body, caused various disorders, including cardiac, dyspepsia, and sometimes stubborn stomach catarrh.

    Doctors say that the long use of exclusively or almost exclusively cold drinks adversely affects health. A person who is committed to drinking cold food and drink becomes less hardy, his ability to work goes down. Doctors have long noticed that people prone to drinking cold food and cold drinks have a tendency to drink alcohol.

    Hot food and hot drinks are negative for the body. This leads to gastritis, acute inflammation of the stomach, often to chronic catarrh. German scientist Loybe noticed that the relatively frequent illness of a round stomach ulcer of cooks and cooks is due to the fact that they often have to try too hot food and drink, which was fully confirmed by the experiments of Loibe on animals.

    The influence of food and drink temperature on the tooth is well known. The rapid transition from hot food and drink to cold and vice versa is the cause of the appearance of small cracks in the enamel of the teeth, which leads to spoilage. The German scientist Uffelman conducted an experiment: he immersed freshly extracted teeth from a man into hot tea

    ( 64-65 ° C), and then into cold water( 6 ° C).When studying these teeth, it was found that under these conditions, 82% of the teeth received cracks in the enamel.

    Thus, for adults the temperature of food and drink is far from indifferent. It is established that hot food and drink increase body temperature, and cold - lower. Moreover, this action takes food and drink not only on those parts of the body with which food and drink come in contact, but also far into the nearest tissues, gradually weakening as the organ is removed from the site of direct action. Heat causes adjacent vessels to dilate blood vessels, cold their constriction, reduce arteries, which causes acceleration of the heartbeat, and then, with a longer exposure, slowing it down. Thus, sudden changes in the temperature of food and drink taken, acting on vessels, nerves and muscles, and as a result, on blood circulation in various organs, also affect the overall activity and administration of these organs.

    Heat and cold have a big effect on enzymes, hormones, amino acids, etc., usually weakening their effect. Very hot food and drink have a harmful effect on all mucous membranes;mouth, esophagus, stomach. Experiments on animals, conducted by some of our and foreign scientists, have shown that the introduction of water into the stomach causes 45 ° hyperemia of its mucosa;and the introduction of water at a temperature of 55-65 ° C - the blood overflow of small vessels, bruising and manifestations( abscesses) of this organ. The introduction of water with a temperature of 70 ° C leads to complete destruction of the gastric tissue. It must be borne in mind that the introduction of cold water

    is young for the hot, although it weakens the harmful effect of the latter, but does not destroy it, at all. Scientists come to the conclusion that drinking a lot of hot drinks at the same time can lead to death.