Should I drink water while eating? How much water should I drink in 24 hours?
One of my uncle is very particular about drinking water. Especially, around his meals. Most of the time he sticks to it. But, at the end of the day he forgets to consume even a drop of water. It happens mostly.
How it happens? Actually, he maintains a gap of an hour in water and meals. And, often, if failed to drink after lunch – the dinner is ready. Again he has to wait for one hour. Before this period if he went to bed, only next morning he’d
The National Institute of Nutrition has included this issue in its FAQ.
Q: Is it good to drink water while eating? Will it reduce digestion?
A: There is no evidence to suggest this. Some feel that it may dilute the digestive enzymes, but this does not occur, because the intestines produce several times more enzymes than what is actually required for digestion. Water intake may however fill the stomach and thereby give a feeling of fullness. This is common among children.
Thus, take your own call. Check – what suits you best? And, set your schedule accordingly. As many as 10 glasses of water daily is stated to be quite enough