Drink water with meal

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This is a topic that is widely discussed by many people.

DATE: July 2021
AUTHOR: Rui Madeira | Health

It won't be a problem to do so. Water has no calories, the same cannot be said of flavored waters, much less soda.

However, if you drink a lot of water (more than 300 ml) with food, it can cause the stomach to dilate, making it feel bloated. This is because, as food requires digestion and stays longer in the stomach, together with water they form a large volume of food.

On the other hand, a moderate intake of water with a meal (between 200 and 300 ml) may have advantages, namely, it moistens the bolus, facilitating its passage through the intestine, therefore, fighting constipation (constipation), allowing form a more voluminous bolus, signaling to our brain that we are more easily satiated.

Once again, balance is called for as the ideal measure.

Still, in the RM Trainer opinion, the majority of water intake should be taken outside meals so that it is quickly absorbed and really fulfills a hydrating function.

Good hydration will always be a healthy factor.