Friday, December 07, 2007

Is Eating and Drinking At The Same Time Good For Health?

The Issue of Eating And Drinking....

I was discussing about eating and drinking at the same time with my best friend the other day. The issue was about how effective digestion when we eat and drink at the same time.

I remember I read an article about how a Great Grandpa of 95 years old who is still able to live like a 60 years old lifestyle. One of his top secrets was not to drink any fluid immediately after meal. He said that it has kept him healthy that way. Come to think of it, he is right. How often do we drink immediately or drink while we eat?

The explanation I got from most medical practitioners are that our digestive system works the best with less liquid in the stomach. Our 'stomach juice' (hydrochloric acid) reacts with the food we eat. It then passes through our small intestine and finally to the large intestine which we sometimes call it colon. The process is actually much more complex that what we discuss here.

In order for our digestion system to function well, we need to reduce the liquid content in our stomach. The food we eat will broken down easier and faster. We will have less problem with the digestion and the system digestive system will function perfectly. There will be less hydrochloric acid produced. Less work for your stomach which in turn your organ will last longer and healthier.