Some people may tell you not to drink too much water during meal. Their reason is that water may dilute the digestive juice (known as hydrochloric acid) and affect the normal digestion.
Is it true?
The truth is that water does not dilute digestive juice. The digestive juice is able to cope well with water. Only people who are having problems in making enough stomach acid need to worry about having too much water intake during meal.
One thing worth mentioned is that stomach can draw water from the rest of the body if it needs water to digest food. In fact, your food, including meat and vegetables, contains water. Therefore, drinking water with meals is a matter of preference.
The other thing is that drinking water during meal may reduce the amount of food eaten. Based on my personal experience, having a bowl of soup before main course will make the stomach to feel full and therefore eating less. This little tip may be useful for weight management.
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