Djokovic May Be Hot But His Drinks Are Warm – Novak Djokovic is the No.1 male tennis player in the world right now, and he follows a strict diet to maintain his health and superiority on the court. Recently, the Wall Street Journal wrote about Djokavic’s new book, in which he explains his diet. He writes that he does not consume caffeine or sugar and only drinks warm water all day long. Yes, warm water! This fact caught my interest because Chinese Medicine has always advocated that we drink water at room temperature or warm and that we ought to avoid ice water. In his book, Djokavic’s writes that cold water “slows digestion” and “diverts blood away from where I want it—in my muscles.” He seems to have a philosophy that is very similar to Chinese Medicine. In traditional Chinese Medicine, the constant consumption of cold water and the use of ice in drinks is harmful because our bodies need to maintain an internal heat in order to absorb nutrients. Cold, when ingested, constricts the blood vessels and hinders our digestive process. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Djokovic uses acupuncture and herbs.
What temperature is the water you drink? Are you willing to try to only drink warm water all day and see if you feel the benefits?