A lot of us have this habit of drinking water during meals. New research reveals that such a habit can be unhealthy, and may even do more harm to the body than good.
Based on studies, drinking water while eating can have negative effects. Excessive fluid during meals can result in gastrointestinal problems such as bloating, indigestions, and malabsorption of nutrients.
According to nutritionists, it is best not to drink water at least 30 minutes before and one hour after meals. In the case that you must drink, only drink small sips of water instead. Big gulps of water during meals results in Auger reserves to dilute hydrochloric acid in the stomach- a component that is crucial for proper breakdown of the food.
If you want to improve your digestive processes, chew food slowly and only eat when you are in a relaxed state, as well as eat bitter and acidic foods in moderation. These eating habits, according to experts, can help in stimulating efficient bile flow enzyme activity, and thus create perfect conditions for the breakdown and synthesis of food items as well as optimum absorption of nutrients.