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.
Read ahead in the story to find the answers.
It weakens the digestive system by diluting the gastric juice and it is inversely related to the strength of the digestive system.
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.
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.
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.
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.