There’s a myth out there stating that ambient water is best for your body. I know you are curious about whether that myth had convinced people to prefer ambient water. We decided to ask each employee at our office to determine which one was more popular. The result? A whopping 3/5 stated that they preferred ambient water over cold water.

The question remained: which is better? Well, it depends on the situation.


If we’re just going about our day to day routines, cold water is best. Water between 10ºC and 23ºC allows our bodies to rehydrate faster because it is absorbed more quickly.

Weight Loss

In one respect, when it comes to water’s role as a potential weight-loss aid, ambient water may have a leg up on cold water in that ambient water stays in your stomach a bit longer.

Cold water is absorbed a little faster than ambient water, so drinking a cup of ambient water could help you feel fuller a bit longer than if you drank the same amount of cold water.


A few studies have tested which water temperature was best for the body during exercise. The results have shown that it depends on which type of exercise we’re doing. in general, cold water delays the increase in core body temperature; however, ambient water proved slightly more beneficial when weight lifting.

In the end though, regardless of the temperature, drinking water is good for our overall health. The important thing is that we stay hydrated. In the case of water temperature, preference wins; whichever temperature encourages us to drink more water is the one we should choose.

Have you thought about investing in a water cooler? We have a wide range of cold and ambient bottled water coolers suitable for your hydration needs. For more information, send us an email at or call us directly on 021 813 6631.