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From all my reading I'm pretty sure that eating things very cold -- like dairy products, cold water, almost anything cold -- isn't that good for us.

What do you think? My toddlers definitely prefer their milk warm, but my oldest can't stand it warm. I prefer it cold and it seems like warm actually makes me feel sick to my stomach.

I've been thinking about letting the yogurt sit on the counter during the day, since the girls eat so much of it.....I'm not worried about germs so much, just it would be ANOTHER thing to add to the routine.
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I think it is definately true for me. I've never liked ice in my water, or refridgerated water. It's so much easier to get down when it is room temp. I'm sure the same is true for other things, too.
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macrobiotic diet includes strict mentions of never eating anything really cold but i really think that it depends on a person and how you grew up.

my dh can handle everything much colder than I can but i grew up with grandparents who were convinced that ice cream and ice water cause sore throat so we rarely had either.
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I think the thing about not having cold drinks/food is that they shock your stomach and take much longer to process. If it is warm it does not shock your system and is much easier to process.

But then again, it is a matter of preference or what you have grown up with. Like warm milk- it is probably better for your stomach, but the thought of it being warm may gross people out.

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It depends on the season for me as well. Someone could tell me cold things are bad for my stomach but I am convinced that when it is 120 here in the summer that hot foods are a bigger drain on my system. I eat alot of "chilled" and raw foods in the summer- salads, yogurt and such, but definitely not ice cold. But neither DH or I like ice in our water... even when it is 120 we drink it room temp.

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I remember being told that ice cubes in water would put out the fire of my chi.
Cold water from the tap, however was ok because warm water can more easily transport the stuff that lingers in your pipes. Or let it sit on the counter and adjust to room temp before drinking.

I think if you kids like food cold, it is not too much of an issue. My ds asks for his foods cold all the time and whines about stuff being cooked. He asked for ice cream last night and I am sure it is about 30 degrees f. outside. On the other hand, if we are steaming milk for lattes, he is more than willing to drink a steamed milk- we only heat his to luke warm and give him lots of foam. I think part of it is novelty.

There are some points on the tongue that can cause headaches, if exposed to cold to long, such as the never enjoyed ice cream head ache... actually I think the sensitive spot may actually be the roof of the mouth.
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