Drink Cold Water, Burn Calories

Your go-to glass of hydration may help you shed extra pounds.
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In the summer, drinking cold water to cool off is a no-brainer, but recent research shows that it also can temporarily boost metabolism up to 40 percent.

Woman drinking water in the summer outdoors

A cold water habit could help you loose 5 pounds a year.

Drinking 48 ounces of cold water daily can cause you to burn an extra 50 calories per day, which might not sound like much, but over the course of a year, that adds up to 5 pounds! Researchers theorize that you expend extra energy to bring cold water up to body temperature, which is why you don’t experience the same results from warm or hot water.