How many of you have heard, ” never drink cold water immediately after eating fatty foods”? The next question is how many of you believed in the statement?
Pork is more delectable if cooked with back fat. Pork barbecue, adobo and sinigang are irresistible. The main meal of every occasion consist of pork dishes and one or two vegetable viands. Avoiding fatty dishes is hard due to these circumstances.
So in case you cannot avoid eating cholesterol rich foods, do not drink called water immediately after doing so. I never found any supporting documents about this but there are several theories that might explain the statement.
Animal fats are solid at room temperature. They are still liquid before consumption cause they cooked or reheated before every meal. They are still liquid inside our body but it changes when we drink cold water. Stomach might get cold enough to solidify liquid fats. Solid fats take longer to digest.
Fat and water and immiscible. Drinking cold water immediately will make fat float to upper part of stomach. Time for excretion is longer and therefore more cholesterol will be absorbed by the system.
The statement might not be true but following it will do no harm. I am not telling to eat meat as much as you want nor giving the freedom to eat fatty foods without the guilt. Stay away from them as much as possible.
Update as of June 15, 2012… Refer to this , The Bad Effects of Drinking Cold Water | Part 2, for a more detailed and specific information.