Cold water on the head in high heat gives me a bit of a headache but it doesn't last nearly as long as the cooling off affect.
Oh! Try this instead - run cold water on your wrists and inner arms up to your elbows; it just takes a few seconds and your entire body cools off! Beats getting a headache.
After a 30 second drill: The American Heart Association says that in terms of added sugars, they recommend no more than Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons) & women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).
The popsicles I have are on the large size and contain 9g per stick.
Last week at the grocery, I had an urge for cereal as a snack (which I rarely eat for no other reason than I rarely think to eat it), and bought a box of Cheerios "Protein". Later that night for an evening snack, I grabbed a handful to munch on. OMG, I couldn't even finish the handful, it was so overly sweet! I looked at the box - 17 grams of sugar per serving! WTF! They're Cheerios;they're not supposed to be sweet!
I'm not saying that fruit pops don't have a lot of sugar; fruit is full of sugar, but it's processed in the body differently than refined sugars - and I just think they taste better than non-fruit Popsicles. The two worst artificial fruit flavors in my opinion are orange and grape. Artificial orange flavoring for example, tastes nothing at all like an orange, and grape - bluck, bluck, bluck, might as well take a swig of Dimetapp cold medicine that Mom used to give us when we were kids, because every grape-flavored thing tastes to me like Dimetapp.
I remember that mom got some Tupperware things intended to be home-made popsicle forms.
Yep, we had those too! Mom used to make orange-juice popsicles with them. Oh! We also had these really cool slushy cups - we kept them in the freezer, I think. When you poured something to drink in them, you'd stir for a few minutes, and the liquid would turn into slush!
I've heard and read that room temperature is actually better for you -
I had never heard that before...
Ice water in high heat may be bad for you, but to lose a bit more weight during a workout, they suggest drinking ice water because it burns calories in order for your body to heat the water up once inside you.
I'm with Step - water I drink has to be cold. I don't need it ice-cold; refrigerator cold is good enough, but tap-water cold is not cold enough.
I got to thinking about the whole idea of cold water = bad/room temperature water = good, and it made sense - kinda sorta, not really. I mean seriously, how long would it take for a human body to heat up a glass or two of ice water to body-temperature. A few minutes? Not more than five, I'd guess (although I really have no idea). Long enough to solidify the fats in your digestive system enough to impede digestion, burn extra calories, or even cause cancer? Why not other cold drinks too, or even cold foods.
Ooo, what about ice-cream? On one hand, it'd be even more fattening than it actually is because the fats in it would already be solidified, and then because it's cold, it would solidify the fats already in your digestive system – a double-whammy. One the other hand, if you ate ice-cream while you were working out, your body would not only burn off calories in the ice-cream, but also burn extra calories as your body worked to heat it up to body-temperature – bonus!
The whole idea sounds like something a mind/body/spirit health guru made up. I drilled, and found as it turns out, is exactly what it is....and like all kinds of things, spread through the on-line media and communities at the speed of...well, high-speed Internet.
...chilled liquids do not solidify ingested fats when the two meet in the stomach: the internal heat of the human body quickly nullifies any temperature differences among the various items that have been swallowed, and stomach acids very efficiently break down lumps of ingestibles before they are passed into the intestines.
As for oils reacting with stomach acids to form a resultant sludge that is subsequently absorbed more quickly by the intestine than solid food is, remember that "solid food" doesn't generally get into the intestines. By the time most of what we ingest gets that far along in our digestive process, it's all pretty much the same consistency.www.snopes.com/medical/myths/coldwater.asp
With regard to the specific questions raised in the above articles, the scientific data indicates that water, of any tolerable temperature, does not have an adverse effect on digestion. Water, in fact, is critical for digestion. So, drink as much as you want (within reason, of course) during meals. If you are thirsty – drink....
..poor digestion caused by cold water will cause “toxins” to build up in the body, and cause many specific health problems. This claim was also unreferenced, and is also completely bogus. Both authors appear to be buying into the “alternative” nutritional propaganda. The positive reference to the “science of Ayurveda” is also another clue that we are dealing with an ideologue, not a diligent broker of legitimate scientific information.
Obviously a two-minute drill is not significant research, although I couldn't find anything on any medical site or scientific medical journal that states drinking cold water is any different than drinking water at room temperature.
So, what is one to believe? Who knows. I'll drink my water cold without any worries. And eat ice cream - it's good anytime!
I grabbed a handful to munch on. OMG, I couldn't even finish the handful, it was so overly sweet
Did you accidentally pick up frosted Cheerios? I just happen to have a box of Fruit Loops in the house - for emergency snacking you see - and it says it has 10g sugar. I'm with you though - who'd a thought Cheerios would have that much sugar in the box, let alone per serving?
the liquid would turn into slush!
My small fridge does that to liquids for several weeks after it's been defrosted - and it's great!
water I drink has to be cold. I don't need it ice-cold; refrigerator cold is good enough, but tap-water cold is not cold enough.
Ditto - I prefer ice cold, but fridge cold will do. I take a 64oz drink container to work - filled with ice. At work I load it with water from the cooler. Some mornings I'll drink it down and refill it, other days one fill will do and I'll nurse it until it's time to go home.
ITA: Room temperature water just doesn't hit the spot when you're sweating and overheated.
Because we're in the upper 90s and 100s now, the news did a bit tonight about what to drink. They were focused on the guys who work at replacing roofing shingles at this time of the year. After talking about how hot it gets and how often they have to take breaks, they switched to a doctor who said replace what you're losing - water. But then they said plain water wasn't enough for those who are really sweating. The doctor suggested a 50/50 combination of water and a sports drink - like Gatorade. They said nothing about the temperature of the fluids - which I guess means overall it really doesn't matter. The other thing they said was to replace fluids while you are losing them. If you find that you are working in the heat but suddenly you are not sweating, it's "an indication you body has given up trying to cool you off" and you should seek assistance immediately.
It does seem like ice water would be bad for someone who is heat-stroke hot though. But perhaps the body is able to handle it with no problem. When I worked in a tobacco field, we drank ice water from a jug. If I come in the house I would run the cold water for a bit and drink it ... then get a glass of ice water.
Congrats on the firsts. Mine have withered. First the spring rains root rotted some, then the sudden reversal to summer heat killed them all off except for one of the Roma Tomatoes and the everlasting bell peppers. One of the Roma plants is trying to make a comeback so there's no telling if it'll yield more tomatoes. It's very late in the tomato season here but there's still time.
I do have a first though. I noticed "mama" - the stray tabby with the bad eye - was hiding under a neighbor's truck yesterday. She was keeping a wary eye on the front porch looking for a late breakfast, and she has a single small shadow staying very close. An orange tabby.
My B-I-L brought me over a bag of corn and squash. Yellow squash. Mom always coated it with cornmeal and fried it. I never cared for it. My BIL told me I could throw it away, or try roasting it in the oven. Need to do a 2-minute drill, I guess, and see if I can't find a way to like it. I'm sure the raccoons will eat it if I throw it in the woods.
So? You or the raccoons? What ended up being the fate of the squash? I forgot to tell you the way I started fixing squash (yellow and zucchini) this year - Hubs and BP, neither of who ever cared for squash, love it.
We had a horde of hornworms all over the tomato plants over the weekend. They're tobacco hornworms, I believe, because their horns are red. Gross, gross, gross! Did you know they make noise? They click when you pull them off. Creeps the hell out of me - blah! Picked 14 of them off the plants Friday evening, found two more Saturday morning, one Saturday evening, and another Sunday morning - big, fat mother-f***ers - sneaky b@stards too; they blend in with the foliage so well, they're hard to find. The one I pulled off yesterday evening was much smaller - about the size of my pinky - so I'm assuming there's a whole other crop of them hiding in all those leaves....chomping away, and laying in wait to creep me out.
So? You or the raccoons? What ended up being the fate of the squash?
They're still in the refrigerator. I should probably throw them out. I ate up all the corn that was in the box though.
We had a horde of hornworms all over the tomato plants over the weekend. They're tobacco hornworms, I believe, because their horns are red. Gross, gross, gross! Did you know they make noise? They click when you pull them off. Creeps the hell out of me - blah!
Yeppers, I sure did. When we were out in the tobacco patch I used to click my nails and watch my Mom search for the varmint in vain. She finally caught on and almost pinched my head off. I hated having to pinch them apart. Sometimes they squirted.
I hated having to pinch them apart. Sometimes they squirted.
OMG, NO! Ewww, ewww, ewww! I could never - I just throw them whole, still alive, squirming and screaming (clicking) into the trash dumpster.
They are actually quite pretty as far as caterpillars go - all bright green and stripedy. About a month ago at the nursery, every single pot of dictamnus (a flowering perennial), both on the shelves for sale, and in two different places for restock, was covered in gross caterpillars that looked exactly like bird poop. They pretty much stripped the leaves from the plants. Left it on the shelves for sale though - with a sign 'check out the giant swallowtail caterpillars!' People bought it like crazy, making sure their chewed up plant had a least one bird-poop caterpillar on it.
I was forced to pinch them apart, as that was the only proof of their death. I stomped one into the soft soil of the tobacco patch and Dad gave me a stern lecture on how that isn't for sure proof that I had killed it.
Mom bit one's head off. She's become a legend for it with all my male cousins. I wasn't there, but I think someone bet she wouldn't do it. Mom's no wussy. My eighteen-year-old male cousin found out Mom's pretty tough. He never did beat her at wrestling. Mom had two older brothers. She wasn't pampered growing up.
I was young, but I think she just tied one on and got very sick, and decided not to do it anymore. Or it could be that my sister and I were getting older and she wanted to set a better example. And then later on she started to go to Church more than just on Sunday mornings.
Sorry to hear that. Dad became a drunk the last years of his life. It hurt, but I guess we should be glad that he didn't do that while we were growing up. Sad that his grandchildren got to see it though.
When I had a breast biopsy, Dad said to me, "You don't need those pain killers ... give them to me." So I gave them to him. I never had any pain, so it turned out I didn't need them.
It's odd, but one of the things I remember best is when he came home at God only knows what hour of the morning, and made so much noise I woke up. He stumbled through the house and then told me to get up and go let the dog in. That he had just come in through the door where the dog was didn't seem to matter. I don't think he remembered it the next morning - he certainly never mentioned it.
It may be that one of the tomato plants and the everlasting bell peppers survived the summer. A Roma tomato plant is springing new leaves and the pepper plant suddenly has a few new blooms. I'm beginning to wonder if I should trim the pepper plant back to see if that would help keep it going and bearing fruit.
They have green houses for heat ... I wonder what could be used to lessen the heat? Maybe set up a greenhouse with huge fans that draw the heat out? Or try Hydroponic Gardening? (On a small, single garden scale, of course.) I wonder if having the roots in water would help?
They have green houses for heat ... I wonder what could be used to lessen the heat? Maybe set up a greenhouse with huge fans that draw the heat out?
At this time of the year, the tomatoes in the grocery stores here are all labeled to indicate they were grown in a green house. It's been a long time, but I think the greenhouses on the nursery had some kind of ventilation - I suspect most of the professional growers would allow for controlled environments one way or another.
Heard back from my sister about their nursery. She says they "have 4 greenhouses that do have fans, they house all the cuttings (young plants). We also have to put a shade cloth over them as well. The rest are on their own... However with this heat, some of the hydrangeas are not looking good! "