It is certainly very important for us to drink water after we eat because after we eat we most times become very thirsty.
Drinking water after we eat is healthy, but what you may not know is that drinking water immediately after eating can be very bad for your overall health.
When you drink water immediately after eating, it can dilute your essential gastric juices, and this can make digestion very difficult, and increase insulin levels, which is definitely something you do not want.
For the purpose of this article, we are going to be looking at some reasons why we should not drink water immediately after eating.
a) Poor Digestive Health:
drinking water immediately after eating is well known to cause poor digestive health.
What this means is that if you are the type that consumes water immediately after eating, you should definitely stop with immediate effect because it can slow your digestive health, and that is something that is not good for the body.
Obesity is when the body accumulates excess fat, and that is very unhealthy for the body as obesity can lead to several heart conditions.
Drinking water immediately after eating can also cause obesity because water is a coolant and if constantly drink water immediately after eating, it can definitely lead to obesity according to health experts.
If you are the type that always drinks water after eating, then you should certainly stop doing that and wait at least half an hour or 30 minutes before drinking water.
c) Dilute Gastric Juices:
I know you might be very tempted to drink water immediately after eating because you are incredibly thirsty, but health experts have ascertained that this is not a good practice, as drinking water immediately after eating can dilute the essential gastric juices in our body, therefore making digestion difficult and increasing insulin levels, as I mentioned earlier on in this article.
That is why it is very important for us not to drink water immediately after we eat.