Eating interspersed with drinking often done to help the food ingested into the throat. Apparently it’s not good for the body because of drinking while eating can inhibit stomach digestion. Based on a study, the habit can also cause an increase in insulin that can bind more fat in the body.
Shonali Sabherwal, macrobiotic experts from India, said, “most people drink while eating. The theory is that it makes the food go down faster. But people do not know habits are bad for the body and their digestive system.”
Stomach has the ability to know when to eat and immediately begin releasing digestive juices. If you start drinking water at the same time, can erode the digestive juices that have been released to digest food. Eventually it will inhibit the digestive system works. Water consumed at meals will be absorbed by the stomach wall. This absorption will continue to happen until the digestive juices are concentrated enough to begin digesting food.
Then the concentration of a substance becomes thicker than the food in the stomach contents. This causes the stomach becomes less fluid to be released in digesting food. As a result, the food is not digested will enter into the system because it will be absorbed by the stomach wall. Thus causing acid reflux and “heart burn” or heat sensation in the chest.
To avoid drinking while eating, better to avoid foods that are too salty or may cause thirst and can make you eat a lot. In addition, try to eat slowly.