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Doctor insights on: Drink Water Between And Avoid Drinking During Meals

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Is it bad for you to drink water during meals? Are there any studies that prove this is true?

Is it bad for you to drink water during meals? Are there any studies that prove this is true?

No: It is not bad to drink water with meals. If anything water is one of the best things to drink with a meal. The only way drinking water would be bad with a meal is if you are drinking far too much such as over 3 -4 quarts a day depending on activity. This might cause you to lose too much sodium. Otherwise it is a good idea to some drink water with all your meals. ...Read more

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My son is 2.5 y.o he drinks a lot of water,during meals and even at night he wakes up to drink water. Is it wrong should i worry?

My son is 2.5 y.o he drinks a lot of water,during meals and even at night he wakes up to drink water. Is it wrong should i worry?

Depends: I would first try to quantify how much water exactly your son drinks and take that to your doctor with recording of how many times he urinates also. Your doctor can decide if testing the urine is needed Certain medicines dry the mouth and make people thirsty - especially antihistamines Also may not drink as much in certain environments ...Read more

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During meals, is it better to eat and drink water at the same time or drink water after eating?

During meals, is it better to eat and drink water at the same time or drink water after eating?

When to drink water?: The best benefit is drinking water about 30 minutes before you eat and 30 minutes after a meal. Of course, drinking water during a meal would be more beneficial than not drinking while eating, but in small quantities. ...Read more

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During meals, is it better to eat food and drink water at the same time or drink water after eating your meal?

During meals, is it better to eat food and drink water at the same time or drink water after eating your meal?

No such Science: There is no answer to your question. Billions of humans are surviving doing all of the above. There is no health concerns either way and no science proving benefit either way. ...Read more

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Does our stomach get fat/inflated faster if we drink water during meals? Should we take water before, after or during meals for best health results?

Does our stomach get fat/inflated faster if we drink water during meals? Should we take water before, after or during meals for best health results?

See below : Drinking liquids with meals has no health benefits. Drinking liquids with meals can cause more air swallowing which can cause bloating. This is not harmful. This will not increase your abdominal fat. It is possible drinking water with meals may make you feel full sooner and perhaps make you eat less. ...Read more

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Does our stomach bloat when we drink water during meals? Should we take water before, after or during meals? Kindly advice

Does our stomach bloat when we drink water during meals? Should we take water before, after or during meals? Kindly advice

Stomach emptying...: ...For most is 1-2 hours after liquid, 3-6 hours after solids are ingested. Carbohydrates, proteins, small frequent meals exit faster than fats &/or large meals. Medications, diabetes, neuropathies, some infections can alter stomach emptying as can mechanical delays due to stenosis & scarring of the pylorus, gallbladder disease, small bowel pathology.Get checked if post-prandial bloating persists. ...Read more

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Age :68 when should i. Drink water ?During meal or after meal? I feel full after normal meal.Why now?

Age :68 when should i. Drink water ?During meal or after meal? I feel full after normal meal.Why now?

Water is good!: You can dring water before, during and after meal! if you want to lose wt drink watwr before meal! ...Read more

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Hi doctors,can i drink water during a meal so that i would eat less and feel full faster?thank you for help.

Hi doctors,can i drink water during a meal so that i would eat less and feel full faster?thank you for help.

Water for fullness : Drinking water before hand and during a meal can make you feel fuller. Drinking water during a meal can make you slow down your eating and that gives your brain a chance to get the signal that you are full before you eat too much. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to drink water after a meal? Is it more apprpriate for digestion to drink water only either before or during a meal?

Food Myths: It is harmful not to drink water. When you drink water is much less important. Medicine has no rules or guidelines on when to drink water. Any guidelines are not coming from medicine. ...Read more

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Drinking water after meal..Is it bad for body? How to drink water before and after meal?

Drinking water after meal..Is it bad for body? How to drink water before and after meal?

Not necessarily but: It is thought that it is unwise to drink cold water with or shortly after meals as that might interfere with digestion, but warm water may help digestion! 2 glasses of warm water before meals may help with weight loss.See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/033731_digestion_drinking_water.Html & http://www.Fitday.Com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/ice-water-and-digestion.Html also see comment:. ...Read more