Thursday, May 15, 2008

Did I waste my years at school/college?

..because i cant even answer a simple question like..
"is it ok to drink water during a meal?"
of course its a debatable question...

Discussion with DVG led us to two point...
1) water might dilute the acid in our stomach and hence since the pH value is now increase, the reaction might not fully complete... (like as if that matter, the food wont stay stuck in the stomach if it wasnt digest.. it will probably move out, you will just have to eat more to gain the same amount of nutrients!)

2) water might form a nice soupy mixture in the stomach and hence cause further atomization of the food , hence increase the surface are for reaction to occur... but then the acid ions would probably waste time hitting water molecules...

anyway... looks like i picked a wrong question to assume i had wasted my years...
here are some google hits for the above doubt... looks like there is a big debate on it...

people say drinking water doesnt affect digestion, but there are people who still dont drink wanter while having meals..

Google Answers: Q: Water Intake during Meals...
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=549283

Why the French don’t drink a lot of water during
meals (and why you shouldn’t either)

http://www.everydayfrance.com/2007/03/05/why-the-french-dont-drink-a-lot-of-water-during-meals-and-why-you-shouldnt-either/

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