You Should Not Drink Water After Eating These Foods- Find Out Why


You Should Not Drink Water After Eating These Foods- Find Out Why

According to ancient Indian wisdom and science, it is advised to not drink water after eating your meal, right before it, or during it. It is said that if water is consumed before the meal, the fluid component of the meal is diluted, and the digestion process is triggered because of which food reaches the intestines much sooner than it should. Water alongside meals has a similar effect of diluting the food being eaten and lowering the nutrition, while water drank after the meal, may lead to messing up the digestion and lead to bloating or overeating.

Though it holds for all foods, it can be an even major health risk if water is consumed after certain specific foods due to the composition of those food items and water.

The traditional science of Ayurveda agrees that certain combinations can disturb the normal functioning of gastric fire and upset the balance of doshas in our bodies. According to a nutritionist, the water slows down the absorption and digestion process in our stomach leading to an acidic tummy. Some people with sensitive stomachs can experience uneasiness if they drink water with or after eating watermelon.

According to an Ayurveda expert, drinking water after eating bananas is a strict no. Consumption of water after eating bananas, especially cold water can lead to severe indigestion. The inherent characteristics of bananas and cold water are similar which leads to a clash and cause indigestion in the body. It is recommended to wait for at least 15-20 minutes to drink water after eating a banana.

Though not scientifically proven, it is recommended not to drink water after eating peanuts. According to anecdotal evidence, peanuts have a large amount of oils in them and when water is consumed after eating foods with high content of oil, it can lead to a deposition of fats in the food pipe, leading to a cough or irritation in the throat.

Citrus fruits
Fruits like oranges are called citrus fruits as they contain citric acid in them. When you eat food, the stomach releases certain acids in response and that determines the pH level. If the pH level is disturbed, it can lead to acidity, indigestion, or gas in the stomach. Drinking water after eating citrus fruits can also cause a similar imbalance and lead to problems like indigestion.

A lot of people complain about a stomach ache or uneasiness if they drink water right after drinking a cup of warm milk. Drinking water after milk slows down the process of metabolism for milk proteins and makes the stomach acidic. Water dilutes the acids produced by the stomach in reaction to the milk consumed, leading to the production of more acids, causing an imbalance.

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