Dr Peters Irobo, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Triumphant Hospital Benin, Edo, has suggested Nigerians in opposition to ingesting chilly water.
Peters instructed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday that chilly drinks decreases coronary heart fee and may result in better well being issues.
He defined that ingesting of chilly water was not good for digestion because it causes the blood vessels to shrink, ultimately slowing down the method of digestion.
The CMD mentioned that ingesting plain water, irrespective of the temperature, has been confirmed to provide the physique extra vitality all through the day.
“It’ll shock you to know that ingesting ice water or chilly water can have an effect on your coronary heart.
“Consuming chilly water can lower your coronary heart fee.
“In keeping with some research, ingesting ice water might stimulate vagus nerve.
“The vagus nerve is a crucial a part of the physique’s autonomous nervous system and its fundamental function is to manage involuntary actions of the physique.
“The vagus nerve mediates the decreasing of the guts fee, and the low temperatures of ice chilly water act as a stimulus to the nerve which causes the guts fee to drop,” he mentioned.
Peters mentioned that the conventional human physique temperature is 37 diploma Celsius and when an individual drinks chilly water, it regulates the physique temperature.
In keeping with him, chilly water impacts digestion, robs you of vitamins, decreases coronary heart fee and will increase your possibilities of getting a sore throat.
He subsequently suggested Nigerians to desist from ingesting chilly water to keep away from issues.