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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

So I've read some posts from people claiming their acne does better when they lay off the water with meals: 20-30 minutes before and 1 hour after seems to be pretty commonplace. But is drinking water with meals really a bad thing? I find if I avoid water 30 minutes before and 1 hour after, then DURING meals I get increasingly hungry and usually overeat.

Mayo Clinic posted a Q and A on the subject:


Question
Water after meals: Does it disturb digestion?
Does drinking water during or after a meal disturb digestion?

Answer
from Michael F. Picco, M.D.

There's no concern that water will dilute the digestive juices or interfere with digestion. In fact, drinking water during or after a meal can actually improve digestion. Water and other liquids help break down the food in your stomach and keep your digestive system on track. Looking for other ways to promote good digestion? Focus on a healthy lifestyle. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Maintain a healthy weight. Include physical activity in your daily routine.



I like this article:

http://www.naturalne...king_water.html

Which basically claims the whole "everything in moderation" stance.

But I have yet to come across a SCIENTIFIC STUDY that says that too much water impairs digestion...anyone have opinions on this?


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