By: Natasha Archary
Kaya Drive listeners would know that Sizwe Dhlomo loves food. Hot or cold, makes no difference.
Almost anything is fair game to the afternoon drive presenter, well anything except spicy food and atchar.
In fact, Siz loves food so much that he can eat leftovers straight out of the fridge. That’s right, cold.
A conversation that left the team split yet again with the ladies disagreeing with the gents.
Both Sandile van Heerden and Siz shared that there were some foods that just “slap different” when it’s cold.
Like pizza or braai vleis the next day.
“There’s no need to heat it up, I can eat it cold,” Siz shared.
The ladies, Tyroline Franks and Keneiloe Huma however, pulled up their noses and said that they have to warm up food before eating it.
Actually all the female listeners who contributed on the topic shared the ladies’ point of view.
Listen to the conversation on Kaya Drive:
Hot or cold food
The human body digests hot and cold food differently.
Hot food is easier for your body to digest.
Why? Because foods that are warmer makes it easier for your digestive system to break down.
Whereas cold foods shock your system, meaning your gut has to work overtime to break down nutrients in food.
This can lead to bloating, indigestion, feeling gassy and a sensitive tummy.
With hot food the nutrients are already partially broken down.
In addition, when food is hot, people tend to eat more slowly.
By not rushing through food, it means there’s more time for the body to absorb nutrients.
Hot food also tastes better. It has been scientifically proven that taste receptors pick up sweet and bitter tastes better when food is warm.
Hot food also satisfies a craving that cold food sometimes can’t.
Unless it’s ice-cream.
Looks the guys are outnumbered and “outscienced” on this one.