We all believe that hot weather is the best time to drink a little soda with lots of ice on a rooftop with friends! Except this habit isn't the one you want to keep...
A bad reflex
During periods of high heat, unlike the weather we're having now, it is formally recommended to drink water regularly. More than the rest of the year.
Although it's refreshing, downing an ice-cold drink does not quench your thirst. Indeed, the cold anaesthetizes cells whose role is to warn your brain when you are dehydrated.
These cells, present in your mouth and throat, have a major role in the proper functioning of your body. If you need water, they will trigger the sensation of thirst.
In other words, if these cells are anaesthetized by the cold, they can not do their job properly and signal to your brain that your body needs to be hydrated. Drinking iced drinks, therefore, increases dehydration!
Take a look at the video above for more details...