Here’s why you shouldn’t drink water immediately after eating

Drinking water immediately after a meal can be detrimental to health.

Woman drinking water(medicalnewstoday)

And a lot of things have been said about the time and the amount of water you should be having before, during and after meals.

But according to experts and nutritionists, it’s not a great idea to sip water while eating or immediately before or after meals.

The problem is that when you drink water too soon before or after a meal, it dilutes your essential gastric juices, causing difficulty in digestion and an upsurge in insulin levels.

When food remains undigested in our stomach, it can be harmful to the body, leading to several health problems, such as an increase in uric acid levels, high cholesterol, high triglyceride levels – a major cause of heart diseases – obesity, diabetes, etc.

Experts recommend a 30-minute window both before and after meals.

The bottom line is that while it is important to keep yourself hydrated by drinking enough water every day, you should also know how long you will need to wait to drink before or after having a meal.


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:


Recommended articles

Sunday Igboho has been slammed with a new charge in Benin Republic

Van Vicker finally graduates from university after 24 years

John Dumelo enrols 2-year-old son in daycare in Canada (PHOTOS)

My wife charges me 200 dollars per each anal sex – Ghanaian man seeks advice

9-year-old allegedly identified as person who set Ebeano supermarket on fire

How has Team Nigeria done so far at the Tokyo Olympics?

Dr Louisa meets former French teacher who flogged her for placing 6th in exams in France (WATCH)

Nkechi Blessing and Mary Njoku slam those body-shaming BBNaija's Angel over her breast

“I feel jealous when I see people’s faces” – Noah, 19-year-old orphan (video)