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Heart Attacks and Drinking Warm Water

For those who like to drink cold water, this is a very important information. It is advised to drink slightly warm water after your meal to prevent the danger of a heart attack. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot green tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is the time we adopt their drinking habit while eating as heart disease being one of the biggest killers in the western world.

Heart Attack

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fat and may lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Heart Attack Symptoms

You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jawline.

You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that you’ll save at least one life. So, please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.

Heart Attack Information

A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is suddenly and permanently cut off, causing permanent damage to the heart muscle. Chest pain is typically severe and does not go away with rest or medicine that is effective with angina. Symptoms may indicate your heart is in danger many months or years before a heart attack occurs. Persistent symptoms, such as shortness of breath, nausea, great fatigue, angina/chest pain, fainting spells, and gas-like discomfort, are red flags.

  • 1 in 3 adults, both men, and women, has some form of cardiovascular disease.
  • In 90% of adult victims of sudden cardiac death, two or more major coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked.
  • Brain death and permanent death start to occur in just 4-6 minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest.
  • It is in the early or initial stage that heart disease is almost certainly treatable.
  • The heart and brain muscles are the ones that cannot be revived once dead.
  • For a large number of patients, the first and only symptom of heart disease is a fatal heart attack. Thus diagnosis becomes extremely important for everyone and that too pre-emptive and non-invasive.

Heart Care RibbonNote: Please do not post comments asking for the scientific research behind this information. I’ve clearly stated in the paragraph above that this is no scientific research found about drinking warm water to prevent heart attacks and it may be an urban myth. As I mentioned above I am not sure of the origin of the information but it does illicit some questions and causes for further research. Please do your research and draw your own conclusions. By the way, I have also learned from various sources that it may be best not to drink any fluid (water or otherwise) during or directly after a meal as it dilutes naturally occurring digestive enzymes.

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  1. Animal fat is what causes heart attacks. Stop eating red meat and go find iron through green leafy vegetables or beans & you wont have cardiac arrest. Instead of handballing the problem onto cold drinks, fix the problem and stop consuming so much animal fat! Our arterys cannot deal with the fat content in red meat as we eat too muich of it and that is what causes our arterys to block. All those people who consume red meat believeing its the only source of proper iron are wrong. Red meat does no good to human body. Eating red meat is giving open invitation to severe dieseases such as cardiac arrest and cancer. Please wake up & smell the roses.

  2. Sorry, as a cardiac nurse, the only information in this article that is true is the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. The rest is not real, and has no scientific evidence. Anyone who offers health data should be responsible enough to offer the right data.

  3. A high fat diet is a risk for heart disease, and now there are people out there who think if they just have some warm water they’ll be fine (as some of the comments below imply). Avoid eating high fat diet and do some exercise daily to keep your body healthy.

  4. Warm water has nothing to do with the metabolism of fats inside the body.

  5. Drinking hot water makes sense. If you eat fatty food, the fat gets coated down your neck to intestine walls. The hot water helps in melting those fat. In ayurveda (vedic studies) we are told to drink normal water after an hour after meals. It helps in digestion. Regarding heart attack symptom , I had similar symptom few months back. Rushed to the hospital and found Vitamin B12 deficiency which was affecting my Red Blood Cell counts.

  6. I can tell you from experience that my mother was diagnosed with heart problems when she was forty seven, and spent many weeks in hospital. Her doctor recommended she drank a cup of warm water every morning, as this would help. No real reason was ever given, and she still has heart problems, but is an active eighty four year old now, and still drinking a cup of warm water every morning, Maybe it does work, I think it must, and my mother certainly believes in it.

  7. I am not aware about chinese tea. But in the case of cold/hot water, it is not at all true. Anything you drink will be first brought to body temperature when it reaches the intestine. After that it will be digested and the energy will be sent to the other parts.

  8. this information will keep me healthier than what i would have been otherewise. Million thanks.

  9. This article makes no connection between warm water and heart attacks. It mentions cancer but even then makes no real connection. Food sits in your stomach too long to be effected by the temperature of anything you eat, and this article fails to mention research that backs it’s claims. Why is that important? Because for those individuals who drink chilled water to make it more palatable may read this article and decide to drink less water overall. I say the benefits of drinking more water outweigh the benefits of drinking warm water, but that’s just my humble opinion.

  10. Thanks a lot, these has been helpful to me and i will also let my friends know about it to remain healthy.

  11. My daughter sent this to me. I am glad she did. I have always heard to drink water with ice in it to help speed you metabolism. I will be drinking the warm water from now on. Thank you!

  12. I got it hot water is now after my meals. Thank you!

  13. Hello All! Very nice job! RESPECT

  14. Very good thanx!

  15. It was great and I want to know more about heart attacks.

  16. Thank You for shareing this emai about drinking hot water or soup with meals. I’ve been doing that for most my adult life and I hardly gain weight. A few of my best friends have weight problems and interstingly they all have ice cold drinks with meals. I’ve also been aware of Chinese folks having hot drinks with meals. Thanks again.

  17. If it is a myth then you have nothing to gain nor lose. If it is not you have everything to gain. So why not do it until it is a proven fact. Warm drinks certainly will not hurt us and it logically makes sense-- rinse your dishes with cold water and you get a white residue, hot water and you get a clean plate!

  18. I agree with the article that you wrote. I have problems with acid reflux and I started a while ago drinking hot coffee or hot tea and found out that I don’t have problems with acid reflux like I use too. Thanks for the information on warm drinks and heart attack.

  19. Drink a glass of warm water also before meal, because it fills our stomach quickly so we avoid of eating too much. As an asian, I used to drink a lot of warm water all day long. I don’t like cold drink and ice. I believe warm water disabsorbed fat.

  20. I’m not a cardiologist but I am an exercise physiologist specializing in cardiac rehab and this article might make sense in theory, however, I truely doubt the temperature of water effects the fat we eat. The body’s internal temperature is 98.6 degrees and that is warm enough to liquify any fat that might have solidified from cold water. The real fix is to avoid unhealthy saturated fats in the first place, have adequate fiber intake, and the biggest one is EXERCISE. This is your best bet to avoid cardiovascular traumas and some studies have shown to also prevent cancer.

  21. Cold water delay the process of digestion of the food and of high risk especially in late meals when heart attacks takes place while sleeping as the blood supply for the whole body decrease as blood accumulated in the GIT for a while "Including the heart muscle blood supply" which can make it worth for the heart attack.... decrease the movement of the intestine so increase fat absorption and add more weight... warm water fasten digestion and intestinal movement and without meal have a diuretic effect which is helpful for blood pressure and many other things. I think that warm "Not hot" water have another properties ionization wise even if it turned cold after drinking it with few minutes.

  22. Thanks for this information. At first I thought that this was wrong drinking hot stuff and stop doing it. But now I would continue drinking my hot water before and after. Thanks again & I hope we all take this seriously.

  23. So, who is the original author of this information? There is no name attached to it. Any one could have written it and just because it’s on the internet it’s taken for truth? I’ve learned that half the stuff I read from the internet is incorrect, although it’s made to sound quite believable. Where did this information originate? I’d like someone to convice me because it sounds like a good advice.

  24. It really makes great sense. I always wondered why my friends who live in Mexico never would have ice in their tea, juice, or water, always "al tiempo" as they call it, and they have always been in excellent health. I do like the ice in my drinks, but now I know, and I shall stop that routine, as I would love to keep on living healthy. Thanks so much.

  25. This is true about the pain in the arm not always happening during a heart attack also in the chest. I had neither symptom. I had what felt like a severe muscle spasm across the back and then a stomach cramp for part of the day. I could not get the spasm to go away and went to the hospital. It was a heart attack and I was hospitalised for a few days.

  26. By the way how do we know that Snopes has the truth?

  27. Please send me health programme articles of all categories.

  28. I certainly appreciate the work Snopes does but safe than sorry in this case is paramount. What can it hurt?

  29. The pain in the jaw area was the first sign of a heart attack from there it spread down my left arm now when I am doing something and the jaw starts to ache. I know to take it easy. Even being out in the cold will start my jaw to ache and it gets hard breathing. So take the doctors advice stay out of the cold and pay attention to the signs.

  30. Portugues people also believe drinking cold beverages after you eat is bad. The food in your stomach stops digesting and you can pass out. This happened to my dad at a church festival and they had to call an ambulance.

  31. I feel that this information can only help. It is good to know the signs of a heart attack. And at the very least, it will aid in the digestion of foods that we eat.

  32. Most Helpful. Thank you and God Bless!!!!

  33. I never knew it was wrong to drink cold water at meal time, not even after meal. Thanks for the information.

  34. I like to thank the person for sending me this e-mail message. I am a candidate for this situation.I will take this knowledge in to consideration. I hope others will too.

  35. PLEASE NOTE: heart attack pain can be also only found in the elbows. I am an RN and remembered reading an article before becoming a nurse. This article saved my husband. His heart attack pain was only in the elbows. Referred pain is what it is called.

  36. Both my father 78, and younger brother 33, died from cardiopulmonary arrest. Wished they had of known to drink warm water. Maybe, they’d be here today. Miss them much. I’m going to drink mine.

  37. I don’t know if warm water can fight fat but it certainly helps metabolism. All you guys should read about Ayurveda. Growing up in India, I used to dismiss that as a crude & unscientific science however since I now live in US that has perhaps the worst food consumption habits, Ayurveda appears to have a lot of scientific relevance.

  38. Very good information and I will forward it to my family & friends. I had 2 Heart Attacks in the same week in 2002 and I have 3 stents installed. I’m one of the lucky ones, Thanks to the Lord.

  39. This is a myth. Your gall bladder releases bile that breaks down fats(emulsifies) and your body warms the water before it gets that far.

  40. Thank u so much for the information

  41. Sharing information: it is well know that the Fins & Swedes suffer heart attacks in midlife as they Sauna then roll in snow. This is a peripheral effect an extreme vasovagal reaction to hot & cold. It is logical that cold drink we Americans imbibe, Pepsis Cokes Sweet Tea & Ice water can & do produce a severe vasovagal effect. Warm water or wine anyone? Ah the Italians, they drink warm wine & water as an everyday practice.

  42. It is one of the very good and useful articles. It makes people aware of the heart related problems and it’s cure. Very Good Article.

  43. Is cold beer bad?

  44. The information i have read has greatly broaden my scope of maintaining very good health and living right.

  45. I was very interested with this Article. It helps me and people. Thank you for this wonderful contribution for all society. I need most of these important Articles.

  46. I read the article, found it very useful and I’ll share it to everyone.

  47. Read the entire post. It says at the bottom it is an urban myth! Cold water will heat up to body temp within seconds of drinking it.

  48. Thank you for educating and advising a healthy choose. God gives you favor over educated people who cares.

  49. This information is very helpful. I’m a women in mid 40’s and have been experiencing some chest pain and pain in my left arm like poor circulation where I want to stretch it out. My circulation in my elbow, fingers as well. I am going to the doctors to check it out. thanks

  50. this would be helpful if it was true

  51. Meat eaters are much more likely to develop every disorder. Go Vegan!

  52. Very helpful and useful knowledge to gain.

  53. This information makes a lot of sense and it was sent by a firend who really cares! Thanks Dave. I started recentley to drink Green tea and now I understand why it is so healthy.

  54. This is an interesting article. It is a must-read for all those who intend to live a healthy life

  55. I omit the ice in a glass of water because the ice was bothering my insides. Despite it is worth experimenting to understand how your body reacts to real cold drinks.

  56. The body renders any fluid to body temperature, regardless of whether hot or cold but it will not draw extra blood to the stomach to accomplish this, as would be the case if drinking cold water or any cold drink. This the reason it is preferred to drink warm drinks in hot weather because it allows the blood to stay in the vessels of the periphery to maintain normal body cooling. That peripheral blood is reduced when needed to warm the stomach; thus rendering your body’s cooling system to be put on hold.

  57. My grandmother drank a cup of hot water every morning. She never had a belemish and very few wrinkles when she passed away at 96. she always said it was the hot water in the morning. My friend drinks a cup of hot water every morning and never has a blemish!

  58. This is a life- saving information with scientific accuracy. Its worth sharing with all my friends! Cheers.

  59. My acupunturist from korea has told me for years that I should drink only room temperature of hot liquids not iced when I eat and he is the best at his trade , he also treats stomach upsets and as long as I drink ambient temp fluids I don’t have any intestinal or stomach acid problems.

  60. Thanks for the useful information. I will try to cultivate this habit.

  61. The article has really and positively affected me and i am eagerly waiting for other tips and skills. thank you.

  62. Seems to me that even though some are skeptical, it can’t hurt, so why not try it? We all know that water is great for our bodies, and that warm water can act as a cleanser to our systems, right? And it has been found that green tea is an incredible help to our bodies as well, right? So the sarcasm and negativity about the article aren’t really necessary.

  63. fantastic

  64. Please give me more information regarding the pain in both jaws if the pain in both jaws just comes every now and then could this be a sign of a heartattack?

  65. The Japanese also have the highest rate of Oesophageal cancer in the world. The Chinese may not have notable heart attack rates but what’s their life span?

  66. very helpful

  67. The article is very good. It is worth complying. Thanks for the information. I would likely pass this information to someone worth saving.

  68. Thank you for this information. I am heading out to the store to get some green tea. A friend from Ghana, Africa, where I was for 6 months just e-mailed me and said he was told to start drinking green tea without sugar or cream for his eyesight! Joan Rodman

  69. Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t EVERYTHING that you consume turn to about 98.6 degrees within seconds or maybe minutes of entering into your body? Now beckons the question; where does the "sludge" come from again?

  70. Other than the good authentication of the potential symptoms of a heart attack, most of this is specious. Looks believable but is fiction.

  71. I agree. Thank you for the info. My habit of drinking decaf coffee after meal makes more sense now. Just have to change it with warm water to be healthier.

  72. it is very beneficial information to all 0f us,try to change cold water habit with hot/warm drink. be share this information to all of your lovings

  73. Good information. Most of them will be beneficial with all those tips given. Thanks ..... M.A.Raheem.

  74. Atleast i have learn something i did not know and i will have to forward it to other persons so that a life or two is safe

  75. Thanks for this article, most of us don’t even think that drinking cold water can lead to heart attack. I have a wife who has heart failure sometimes, so I’m going to forward all info regarding heart to her. Thanks Sihle

  76. Thank you for trying to keep this educated to what alot of us don’t know about our bodies...Can you speak about Sarcoidosis, I would love to know more about it too, they’re very close...Again, Thank you...

  77. It’s true that by drinking warm water after each meal helps our digestion system to function well.. I’ve proven that to myself many times already.. and the article helped me understand why... thanks for that very good information.

  78. Thank you so much for this wonderful and educating information, This is a very good article for those who have serious ailments on heart

  79. Thank u so much for ur advice. I’ve informed many ppl about this warm drinking water but no one listens, at least now I can print and show them to read. Great thanks for your info.

  80. This is such a great site to help save life. I wish this is also an article or issue here about controlling highblood pressure and skin problems.

  81. good piece of information,will try it and hope it works for me too

  82. This is listed on as an Urban Legend.

  83. This is very sensitive and helpful.

  84. I am working in the field of cardiovascular disease. its really very useful and interesting news. the message with scientific evidences is really appreciable one ,thank you.

  85. thank you so much for this wonderful and educating information, it is very helpful to me.

  86. Hello I’m an emergency medicine physician. Warm liquid preventing fat absorption? Come on. If you want to decrease your risk of a heart attack, make sure your blood pressure is normal, your cholesterol is controlled, you quit smoking, if diabetic you control your blood sugars.

  87. Very useful information. kindly send more about skin care and suggestion for sugar patients.

  88. If you drink cold water it may solidify the oils you just ate but digestion lasts 8-10 hours while your body can probably warm cold water to normal in like 10-15 minutes?? Will it really affect the digestion/break down of fatty foods if we drink warm water after eating?

  89. Instead of warm water (which is not very palatable) drink warm green tea instead, and also benefit from its antioxidant properties.

  90. The comment on about the drinking of warm water was very fruitfull. Everyday we learn something important in regards to our survival and physical protection.

  91. I plan to drink that hot water after my meals in the future... Thanks

  92. I hope to be hearing for more education.

  93. I can sum it up in 3 words "It makes sense" You are blessed for sharing that good information thank you.

  94. This is great life saving information. I am 63 and trying to do all I can to maintain my good health. God Bless you

  95. My husband had no pain with his heart attack only feeling different. And sweating. The Doc said he knew his body well and thats what saved him. he had 5 bypasses.

  96. This was sent to me and I am very glad, this makes good sense and can help I plan to use it at work for a Safety Topic, for awareness.

  97. this is a very good article and very helpful. thanks for this information!

  98. Thanks for sharing this invaluable article with all of us. I’ll definitely refer this link to all my friends & collegues so that they benefit from this information.

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