Here’s the scoop:
- when you drink during mealtime, you dilute your digestive juices, so the meal is tougher to digest (bloat!)
- drinking during and right after meals often means the liquid is sitting behind/on top of the food you just ate (bloat city!)
- drinking ice cold water is worse on both counts
A few sips won’t kill you, or even give you “food baby” belly, but the best course of action is to drink a full glass of water BEFORE your meal, with lemon if you like for a little extra boost. Both stimulate your digestion. Room temp is best.
Want the good news? A glass of red wine with dinner can actually help. It’s full of enzymes that support digestion. (You’re welcome!)
More no-bloat tips coming your way. Share if you find this useful. Cheers!