How to drink water after eating
Boris Skachko is a doctor, phytotherapist, nutritionist
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To water after eating has benefited you, it should get into an empty stomach - that is, after eating.
Must take into account a completely different indicator - the time of digestion of food in the stomach!
Do you know how to drink water after eating? For this, even an ordinary person should know exactly when in his body this state comes "after eating." And even more so if you want to lead an active healthy lifestyle, which has time for amateur or big sports, fitness, bodybuilding ...
To drink clean water with food, fortunately, they have already stopped advising. Although at one time it was a real trend. But he did not become a brand - after all, for the full digestion of food in the stomach, a concentration of gastric juice is needed, sufficient, at least, for protein digestion. A sports nutrition and the proper use of protein foods - it's almost synonymous.
In this simple way, it is easy to disrupt the effective operation of the digestive system. By the way, if you drink water while eating, you will quickly lose weight. But at what cost! The price of intensifying the activity of pathogenic microflora in the intestine (dysbacteriosis), getting into the blood products of putrefaction of proteins, overloading the excretory capacity of the liver and kidneys, deteriorating joints, reducing the scalp, exacerbating prostatitis or mastopathy, increasing phenomena of kidney failure ...
What is the difference between "drinking water while eating" and "drinking water after eating"? Often - almost anything. And now you will understand why.
When is it often advised to drink water after eating? Some recommend drinking water immediately after eating, more often - 40-60 minutes after. In this case, the beginning of food intake or its termination is taken as the starting point. And if the amount of food at a time is greater than the physiological norm? Or was the festive meal somewhat delayed?
Therefore, a completely different indicator should be taken into account - the time of digestion of food in the stomach. After all, in fact, to ensure that water after eating has benefited you, it should get into an empty stomach. That is, really after eating. Only then can water participate in numerous metabolic reactions without disturbing the process of digestion, and bring you health.
If you ate a portion of ice cream in 50-100 g, then the state "after eating" comes already in 20-30 minutes. And you have a choice: either drink 1-2 cups of water and prolong the feeling of saturation, or with the next portion of a caloric easily digestible product to make the body shapes more magnificent. Also there are candies, chocolate, and most other confectionery products.
Approximately the same time it takes to release the stomach from berries, raw vegetables and fruits. That's for "raw food", which is so, the recommendation to drink water after 30-40 minutes is appropriate. Juicy berries, salads from raw fruits or vegetables, included in the food system called "raw food", can withstand such a rate of water intake even with a margin. With such a diet, some people will be able to lead only a not very active lifestyle. Periodically plunging into meditation or doing light physical work, playing chess, checkers.
Porridge, bread, pasta, vegetable stew, lean soup with a small volume (2 closed palms) and counting time at the end of food intake easily fit into recommendations to drink water after eating in 40-60 minutes.
Fitness, bodybuilding or amateur sports will require more from you. And especially hard physical work and great sport. Rigid vegetarianism, macrobiotic, raw food and any sports - with rare exceptions - are almost incompatible.
Muscle work requires more protein than intellectual work. Therefore, the diet should be expanded. And it should appear at least dairy products.
Do you remember how a newborn baby eats? Every 3 hours or 8 times a day. Do you know why? This is the time it takes to digest mother's milk.
In an adult, after eating milk, the "after eating" condition also occurs after 2.5-3 hours. This time allows the body to significantly reduce sour-milk bacteria. Thanks to this pre-treatment, 200-250 ml of kefir, yogurt, and curdled milk leave the stomach faster. But about 1.5 hours the stomach is busy. And it's at rest. The state of stress, physical activity or physical inactivity can increase this period. And if you drink water after 1.5 hours, you, in fact, will drink it "while eating".
The most healthy nutrition system is recognized as a young vegetarianism, very similar to the Mediterranean diet. It is more suitable for sports, fitness, bodybuilding, physical labor. The diet encourages the use of white meat, fish, poultry. But the proteins contained in them are digested on average 5-6 hours. Therefore, it is important to understand how to properly alternate meals, water and exercise.
All would be nothing if the physiology of metabolism in the human body did not require a frequency of meals from 4-5 times a day. And to fulfill the diet, leaving time to drink water, you need to exclude time for sleep. And still 24 hours is not enough. It is good to drink water not only after eating, but also not earlier than 1 hour before the next meal . Otherwise, drinking water does not produce a full-value gastric juice, and it is more expensive to breed it.
What to do? Quit sports, stop going to the gym, fitness club, swimming pool? In no case! The dosage physical load at a modern way of life is necessary. And in many cases, it is vital.
Just drinking water should be right. Water itself is a culinary masterpiece of little. For this reason, it does not cause enough stimulation of the receptors in the oral cavity and stomach to produce digestive secretions. As a consequence, drinking water during meals dilutes the gastric juice and disrupts the digestion process. Until the sudden appearance of excess water from the stomach will not be removed. After that the necessary concentration of digestive secrets will be restored, and digestion will be continued.
Therefore, if you have other goals in life, except to control the rather boring process of digesting food, you need to make water for drinking an active "sokogonnym" means - so that if you get into the stomach, this prepared water causes additional formation of gastric juice. Then, after a slight inhibition of digestion, it will intensify.
After all, to the juice, the formation of which caused the food itself, added the juice allocated to such water. That is why if during a meal or shortly after a meal a cup of coffee, tea, mors, compote or uzvar will be drunk, digestion will resume with more force after a small stop. And using water in this form, you will get health benefits, not a reason to quit sports, stop attending a gym or fitness club.
Strong to you health and reasonable attitude towards him!