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Squishy0405
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I heard a man say on the local news tonight that he learned "in the service" that drinking cold drinks in hot weather gives you cramps and hot drinks like coffee keep you cooler. Any truth to this?

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Troberg
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I doubt hot drinks will keep you cooler, but you should avoid really cold beverages, as they can cause cramps or nausea (been there, done that).

Drink lots of liquid, preferably water, at room temperature or somewhere in that vicinity, and eat some salt (peanuts are fine). When I say lots of liquid, I mean it. In a desert climate, try to drink 6-8 liters a day (something like 2 gallons). It sounds insane, but that's what you need to keep going.

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Ganzfeld
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I don't believe they really keep you cooler but I've always enjoyed hot, black coffee in hot weather. Similarly, hot (cliente, picante) foods are good in hot weather. Both are popular in hot climates, too.
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Em
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Hot-drink-a-chow

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Nion
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All I know is having hot coffee after being out in 90+ degree weather made me much, MUCH worse off than a nice, cool drink of water would have.

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