Tuesday, May 19, 2009


When I was in Indonesia and Hongkong, I have observed that Cold water were not served after meal in both countries. In Indonesia, we were shocked to know that softdrinks or any cold beverage were not enlisted on their menu. In our two weeks stay there, only in westernized Jakarta that our thirst where quenched.

Same experience while I was in Hongkong. Even bottled mineral water are not served cold. We Filipino laughed , our meals and soup were served hot while our beverage are served hot also.

This makes sense. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink ater 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 acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. Maybe it is time we adopt the chinese,Japanese and Indonesian habit while eating. Nothing to lose , everything to gain.