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Why You Shouldn't Drink Water Immediately Before And After Meals? 

I still remember my grandmother often telling me not to drink water immediately after meals or during meals. Many doctors also recommend that one should drink water just before meals. Then, when should one drink water?
Most of you might say, "When you're thirsty!" Thirst is a natural urge and should be attended as and when it occurs.

But these things should be kept in mind while meeting this urge.

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Why You Shouldn't Drink Water Immediately Before And After Meals? 

Why You Shouldn't Drink Water Immediately Before And After Meals? 

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It is advised not to drink water before, after and during meals.

It is advised not to drink water before, after and during meals.

Read ahead in the story to find the answers. 

Why should one not drink water before meals? 

Why should one not drink water before meals? 

It weakens the digestive system by diluting the gastric juice and it is inversely related to the strength of the digestive system.

And those people who are prescribed to take medicines before meals should take an hour before in a limited quantity of water. 

And those people who are prescribed to take medicines before meals should take an hour before in a limited quantity of water. 

What happens when you drink water immediately after having your food? 

What happens when you drink water immediately after having your food? 

It directly affects the quality of the food and strength of the digestive system. Whatever food you consume, water works as a coolant on it. According to Ayurveda, practicing this regularly can make you gain weight.

Then when to drink water after taking meal? 

Then when to drink water after taking meal? 

When you're done with your meal, drink water after 30 minutes. It will give you the feeling of fullness and quench your thirst. And after an hour or two, you can drink as much amount of water you want to as the digestion process will be over by that time.

And still, if you're not able to control your thirst...

And still, if you're not able to control your thirst...

If you're not able to control your thirst and want to drink water in between the meals, make sure you drink it in minimal amount. Also, make sure you drink water at room temperature and chilled water can make digestive enzymes inactive and may lead to a build-up of toxic waste inside the body.

Just a recommendation...

Just a recommendation...

It is recommended not to drink aerated drinks and caffeinated beverages during the meals as it can result in toxic disorders like acid reflux or a hiatus hernia. 

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