What Beverage is Best to Drink With Meals?



In today's video, you will learn about the effects every beverage has when we drink them during meals.

Did you know that the kind and amount of liquid ingested can hinder your digestion and satiety? It can even make you eat more during your meals.

Liquids dilute the gastric juice and the enzymes responsible for the proper digestion of foods. Symptoms like indigestion, abdominal distension, and burning sensation may happen when we drink during our meals.

The ideal is to drink in between your meals. But, if you are one of those people that just can't eat without drinking something, try limiting the liquids to 6.75 ounces, and avoid it whenever possible.

Now, let's see some beverages that usually accompany our meals before choosing yours:

Water
Some people, especially those with reduced salivation, have trouble eating without something to drink. In this case, drinking a small amount of water may be good.

Coconut water
Coconut water is a good option, as long as it is natural and freshly extracted from the coconut.

Juices
Natural juices without any added sugars and fruits rich in water are recommended.

Soda
It is better to always avoid sodas since they are high in sugar.

Milk
Milk is a common beverage in homes all around the world! Some people like to drink milk during their meals, but it is not recommended to do so.

People who drink during their meals may gain weight by consuming sugary drinks.

Also, these beverages hinder the satiety mechanism and hunger control. This happens because the stomach gets distended, giving the impression that it can take more food.

The best thing is to drink liquids during your day to keep hydrated and avoid them while you eat.

You can drink up to 30 minutes before a meal and drink again 2 hours after you last ate. This will help your gastrointestinal health.

This is the best way of feeling satiated and avoiding eating in excess!

Tell us, did you know that? Do you usually drink while eating?

0:00 Why It's Not Good to Drink Fluids While Eating
1:03 Drinking Water While Eating
1:25 Health Benefits of Coconut Water
1:45 Is Drinking Juice During Meals Healthy?
2:42 Why Drinking Soda With Meals is a Bad Idea
3:18 Is Drinking Milk With Meals Healthy?
3:42 Tips for Better Digestion

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