For those who like to drink cold water after your meal, this may be of interest to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after your meal. However, the cold water will solidify the only stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion of your food.
Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and may lead into cancer.
It is best to drink hot broth, tea, coffee or warm water after a meal.
--Colleen Blattenbauer in Minnesota