Should I Drink Water with Meals?

What You’ll Learn:

  • How much water to drink and when
  • How to hydrate yourself
  • Differentiating between hunger & thirst
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • How to eat for digestion
  • Fermented foods
  • When to take Probiotics
5 comments on “Should I Drink Water with Meals?
  1. Jal Mahimwala says:

    What are probiotics?

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Jal,

      PROBIOTICS are beneficial microflora bacteria that live in your digestive system and aid in breaking down and assimilating foods. Modern foods are lacking in good bacteria, so for some people, a simple daily supplement can have a huge impact on their health.

      BENEFITS OF “Good Guy” BACTERIA

      Improve digestion
      Boost immune system
      Increase the bioavailability of micronutrients
      Eliminate toxins

      Hope this helps! Have a nice day!

  2. Deborah Radunz says:

    Thank you for an interesting explanation of food and our digestive systems.

    I have been taking slow release lithium and sodium valporate together with thyroid replacement (lithium destroying my thyroid gland) for 23 years after being diagnosed with bi-polar.

    Ten years ago I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome - go figure.

    Constant thirst has seen water, soft drink, cordial etc, as past companions. I am trying now to stick to water only. I do however drink whilst eating as I find it difficult to swallow - really sound like a crock don't I.

    I was intrigued with your clip and wondered if you have any further advice.

  3. Geoffrey Van Beylen says:

    I think the question makes a lot of sense.
    We know that certain foods need more acidic environment in the stomach to digest properly than others. Meat is supposed to be taken before any carbs.
    I usually drink water with a high PH value so more alkaline, so let's suppose I drink water before eating and come to the conclusion it's "real" hunger and not thirst. Then I'm wondering if drinking a glass or even more just before dinner is not bringing down the acidic levels in the stomach needed to properly digest that food.
    I'm not sure the video blog post addresses that point specifically. [yes if you count that you need to take digestive enzymes etc but that seems counter intuitive to me as you first would counteract your stomach's ability to digest certain foods properly first by making it less acidic.