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Are you into the habit of drinking water along with a meal? Beware

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[Updated:04 October 2017 08:40]
Are you into the habit of drinking water along with a meal? Beware

Why You Shouldn't Drink Water Immediately After Meals

 
We are always indulge in debate on the time and amount of water you should be having before, with and after meals. Many people have the habit of drinking  glasses of water along with their meals, "perhaps with the intention of washing down the food and hoping that this aids the digestive process."  Hence, nutritionists across the world reject  the idea strongly. Many Fidings show that the practice severely hampers digestion by diluting the essential gastric juices and causes an upsurge in insulin levels. "The issue here is three-fold: consuming water before meals, consuming water alongside meals, and consuming water after meals."
Famous nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood says, “It roughly takes two hours to digest what you eat. The food goes through your esophagus to the stomach, then to your colon before being flushed out of your system. There is a certain fluid-solid proportion in our gastric system. If you consume water before the meals, you are not only disturbing the fluid component by diluting what you eat, you are also fastening the digestion process as the food now enters the large intestine much sooner than it should. Hence it is not advisable to have water just before your meal.”
 
Nutrialist also rejects the idea of having water alongside meals, as it not only fastens digestion but also tampers the natural absorption of nutrients after digestion. “Some people who drink water alongside meals have also shown a tendency to have an expanded colon,” she added.
 
Talking about the subject of drinking water right after your meals, Nutralist notes the ill effects, “By drinking water right after your meals, you are again tampering the natural time it takes for your food to digest. This also makes you feel hungrier faster than anticipated and results in overeating and bloating.” She recommends a 30 minute window both before and after your meals. “In these 30 minutes, your system proceeds to the next stage of digestion.”