Myth:

 

Drinking cool fluids is bad for hydration

Busting it:

Chilled fluids are popular with both athletes and workers when the weather’s hot.

 

But for some, consuming cool/cold beverages during exercise is avoided due to the belief that chilled fluids slow absorption. Thankfully, this is not the case, with minimal difference in absorption rates between cold and tepid fluids as outlined in a recent article.

 

So, the take home message is to consume fluids at the temperature you prefer safe in the knowledge that beverage temperature wont delay absorption.

Accredited Exercise Scientist, Matt Brearley