Hot Day, Hot Coffee? Why It Makes Sense

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

Photo: Getty Images Photo: Getty Images

As temperatures soar into the 90s and above this summer, the last thing you want to do is anything that makes you feel hotter, like drinking hot coffee, right? Well, turns out that notion isn’t so nuts after all.

Listen up, iced coffee drinkers: the Science of Us is reporting that hot beverages have counterintuitive cooling powers. You see, sweating is your body’s main way of cooling off. As one Canadian researcher explained, when your body senses a change in temperature, it sends signals to the brain to kick-start sweat production. Then after the sweat evaporates from your skin, your body cools down.

Now, when your stomach senses hot liquid, your body’s sweat mechanisms “overact” and you can end up feeling even cooler than before you took the first…

View original post 84 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s