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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

DRINK WATER BETWEEN MEALS NOT DURING MEALS

In my past postings, I talked about water being an elixir of life considering that 60% of the body ,70% of the brain is water and the lungs are 90% water .A well hydrated body ,works better and looks better .BUT, while staying hydrated is important, to your health ,timing of water intake in relation to meals is important.
Drinking too much water during meals actually slows down our digestion because the water interferes with the natural levels of bile and acids in the stomach,slowing digestion . Reducing the ability of digestive enzymes to properly digest foods could cause a build up of toxic waste in the body.After all it does not matter what you eat if the body cannot properly digest it
.So stop drinking water about 30 minutes before a meal and wait about one hour after a meal to start drinking water again .Food should not be washed down .the more liquid in the stomach,the longer it takes for the food to be digested for the liquid must first be absorbed.The less we drink with our meals the better.The dryness of  our food provides the necessary stimulus to the secretion of saliva and of gastric and intestinal juices.An abundance of  liquid in the digestive tract interferes with the action of the secreting glands.It dilutes the secretions and  thereby  weakens their digestive qualities.
To improve digestion,by thickening the lining of the stomach ,it is recommended to drink 1 to 2 glasses  of tepid water half an hour before each meal.BUT REMEMBER GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINUOUS HABIT NOT AN EVENT.

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All articles in this blog are designed solely for educational and information purposes and is not intended to serve as a medical advice .If you have or suspect any health problem please consult your doctor/Health provider.