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I have read somewhere that you should not drink water till 30 min after you eat your meal in order for proper food aborption. Is there any truth to this?
Mon. Aug 27, 10:18am
I always wait a minimum of 30 min after eating.
Your food is digested by stomach acid. Drinking lots of water will dilute your stomach acid.
I stop drinking a half hour before eating, and usually wait an hour after eating, and I still manage to drink 2L during my 8hr shift, and another litre in the evening. And I never drink more than a cup (250ml) water with a meal.
Monday, August 27, 2007, 11:21 AM
I have no idea if water really prevents you from digesting properly but I've always drank water with my meals (after, before etc, you name it!) and I have no problem digesting food, absorbing nutrients or losing weight.
What's the so-called benefit of not drinking anything with your meal?
Monday, August 27, 2007, 12:35 PM
I read that drinking water after you eat dilutes the stomach acid, and then you don't absorb as many of the nutrients as you should.
Thats weird, how do you know that you have no problem digesting food and absorbing nutrients?
Monday, August 27, 2007, 9:33 PM
12:35 here . . .Well, I'm not a doctor so I guess I don't know from hard science. But I am assuming I am doing ok with absorption because I'm healthy, I'm not anemic, have shiny, healthy hair and nails, have tons of energy, great skin, excellent cholesterol, am regular and don't feel tired when I wake up in the morning. I eat a healthy, balanced diet and I think that is reflected in how I feel/look. I think if I was having nutrient absorption issues I would probably not feel great, have stomach issues, or have skin, hair, or nail problems.
I think for most of us-water interfering with nutrient absorption is less of a concern than how nutrient dense one's diet is. Honestly, I think the majority of Americans (I know this site isn't all Americans) are deficient in certain nutrients not because of water consumption but because fruits, vegetables and other naturally occurring foods are scarce on their plates. If you are eating chips, candy and processed food all day, it won't matter if you skip water with dinner since you aren't giving your body much to work with.
Monday, August 27, 2007, 9:51 PM
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