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A 31-year-old male asked:

Is drinking fruit juice during eating bad like it can cause poor absorption of food n also indigestion?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
It can do that: It is true that drinking anything while eating is not recommended for those reasons. Before eating is fine and even good if you are trying to eat smaller portions. After is good too. But during eating it can cause dilution of digestive fluids (including saliva) and rush the food through before nutrients have time to be absorbed. Also, juices are high in sugar/calories. Water is better. Best!
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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No,: Drink your fruit juice during breakfast, although high in sugar contains many nutrients.
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Last updated Jan 2, 2017

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