For those who like to drink cold water,
this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. 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 lead to cancer & arthritis . It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
so it's time to ask the waitress :
"pourriez-vous m'apporter un verre d'eau chaude s’il vous plaît ?"