Food temperature question -- eating cold meals

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Can i know how having cold meals daily effects out health in long term?

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Can i know how having cold meals daily effects out health in long term?
It does not, unless they are raw meat.
 
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Some foods are more easily digestible cooked than raw, so cooking can make them more nutritious. On the other hand, cooking food can remove nutrients (e.g., to the cooking water) or destroy some nutrient molecules.

A good article (with references to the published literature):
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/raw-food-vs-cooked-food
 
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Hi,
Can i know how having cold meals daily effects out health in long term?

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How is that credible?

and one should not confuse "cold" with "raw".
Also one should not confuse "cold" with "spoiled".
 
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Hi,
Can i know how having cold meals daily effects out health in long term?

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Eating very hot food is not good for your oesophagus or stomach. Other than that the only thing I can think of is the speed of reactions and mixing of cold versus warm/hot food in your stomach. Enzyme action and the action of acid food mixing with gastric Juice to produce chyme.
Cold slow, just right and hot enough to damage epithelial cells.
 
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Eating very hot food is not good for your oesophagus or stomach. Other than that the only thing I can think of is the speed of reactions and mixing of cold versus warm/hot food in your stomach. Enzyme action and the action of acid food mixing with gastric Juice to produce chyme.
Cold slow, just right and hot enough to damage epithelial cells.
Reading this has put me off my cold curry leftovers for lunch!
 
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Chyme is a word...
Learn something new every day...
 
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Reading this has put me off my cold curry leftovers for lunch!
Not something to worry. Keep hot foods hot! Keep cold foods cold! Once something is cooked (through heating), keep it covered; when rested put into refrigerator (or freezer) promptly. Spoilage can become a real problem quickly. Two days refrigerated, and then check appearance and oder. If anything seems not right, discard! A possible cautious time limit on covered, refrigerated foods is 2 days. May last longer, but it's a risk. Still, check for oder and appearance...
 
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Reading this has put me off my cold curry leftovers for lunch!
I was talking heat hot not spicy.
chilli is one of those things that makes one thinks there is a god out there somewhere.
 
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Below some temperature you'd have a problem. But for room temperature or refrigerator temperature I can't imagine how it would hurt you. It might discourage you from eating though which could have consequences. Maybe it could be the new fad diet -- cold food only? Maybe not, I personally could eat a lot cold pizza washed down with cold beer. A lot!
 

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