"Liquids taken during meals can dilute digestive enzymes and stomach acids and these are essential to break down the food and absorb nutrients. As it's harder to break down the food, the stomach may produce more acids, which could result in heartburn or acid reflux. This could possible put more pressure on the small intestines as well because the food is passed along from the stomach without being broken enough. Drinking lots of water during meals can affect the insulin level in the blood. When people drink lots of water during meals, it's believed that it increases the blood sugar faster - as if we eat high glycemic index food* - and it increases insulin secretory as well. The more insulin is released, the more fat it's likely to store in the body. Because the reserve of the muscles and liver are limited, more fat is generated"
Have I wasted the last four years of my life?! Could all of us who drank massive amounts of water be the much bigger and stronger? Another article recommends not drinking for an hour before meals, and not for two hours after meals. So, for those of us who eat every 2-3 hours, we would be drinking…never! Thoughts, comments?