This dilutes the stomach acids and digestive enzymes. It is best to drink 30 minutes before your meal - this helps uptake of nutrients and move bowels. It is best not to drink for 1 hour post-meal to help the enzymes and stomach acids do their work.
If you feel your mouth is just so darn dry while eating, that is likely due to being:
- Stressed while you eat.
- Eating in a rush.
- Not being aware that you are eating.
- Secretory glands not functioning well due to drinking during meals [conditioned not to secrete].
If you absolutely cannot avoid drinking during meals then:
- Avoid cold drinks.
- Drink warm to hot teas.
- Avoid milk during meals.
- Drink a tablespoon or so of apple cider vinegar prior to e...