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Why you should NOT chug down water during meals

Did you know They say large glasses of water impedes the digestive process by diluting the gastric juices?



Taking several sips of water during a meal as compared to drinking a couple of large glasses per meal seems to be a personal preference unless there is a medical reason or a weight loss is desired.

Several sources say that at the present time there is no proof at all that water aids in the digestion process. There is enough water in the fruits and vegetables to supply this.

Maybe you have noticed that an excessive amount of water consumed during a meal dilutes stomach acid concentration. This is very necessary for food to breakdown protein and other nutrients.

Maybe you have noticed that your body couldn’t handle large amounts of water at one time because most water at a meal usually has ice in it. If water is drunk lukewarm or at room temperature, it will not interfere with the body’s temperature as much as ice water does.

If a person has a medical condition like a hiatus hernia, too much water at a meal is said to trigger it.

The water you drink between meals, not during meals, is the most important time for its consumption regarding health issues. To remove toxins and waste products from the body, water is needed for the flow of their elimination. It also is important for the circulation of our body’s fluids and temperature regulation.

In 1910, a study was done on a young man who drank 3 liters of water with his meals for five days in a row. The findings showed: an increase in body weight of two pounds in the five days; increased amount of excretion of urinary nitrogen; the increased output of ammonia, due to an increased output of gastric juice; decreased excretion of feces and of fecal nitrogen; and a decrease in the number of bacteria excreted daily.

Anyway, you learn something new every day.

 

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