I have heard different opinion on drinking water with meals. I know it keeps you fuller and perhaps makes you eat less, but for your digestion what do you think? Do you think it is better to avoid drinking water with your meal - and if so how long before/after?
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03-01-2012 18:25 #1
Drinking water with meals and optimal digestion?
03-01-2012 18:34 #2
I normally try to have a big glass about 15-20 mins before a meal (if I can) no idea if it makes any difference. I have heard you are meant to feel less hungry when you are well hydrated
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03-01-2012 18:36 #3
03-01-2012 18:54 #4
2tsp of apple cider vinegar in your cup of water 15-20min before you eat aids in digestion apparently.
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03-01-2012 19:00 #5
do you drink water during your meals shinebrite?
i hate the feeling of a dry mouth and could easily drink a cup of water for every couple of mouthful of food. I get full really quick which isn't really here or there but I was just wondering about digestion.
I fit the pattern of hot damp in chinese medicine too.
I am wondering if I should suck it up and not drink during dinner and for 30min after??
03-01-2012 19:03 #6
I drink water with pretty much every meal (except breakfast) and always have. I assume I'm digesting my food afterwards :-)
I'm not convinced it fills me up and makes me eat less though.
03-01-2012 19:06 #7Senior Member
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I have heard warm drinks are good for digestion, like tea or I prefere miso soup with a meal.
The theory is that the warm drink helps break up the oils and fats where as cold drinks coagulate them.
makes sense to me i guess, and i do feel less bogged down when i have a warm drink with a meal.
03-01-2012 19:10 #8
notquitesupermum - that makes sense about the warm drinks. I do have peppermint tea when I feel bloated maybe tahts why?
I dunno, I would have thought water dilutes your enzymes. I know your body produces a multitude of different enzymes, each one for a partiuclar food.
03-01-2012 19:22 #9
Ok I don't know what it suppose to do.
I know for me, it actually makes/lets me eat more. I have a very very small stomach and if I drink water during a meal it flushes the food through more quickly and I don't stay as fill for long. For the first 6 months i was allowed to drink while eating, and that when I lost the most.
I hope this helps.
03-01-2012 19:27 #10
thanks loving6 - do you drink now when you eat?
I am trying to NOT eat too much, stay full with low gi foods but improve my digestions - so I guess thats kinda different to your situation when it was hard to eat large quantities. I guess based on that, I should do the opposite to you?
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