It’s a common misconception that drinking water either during or after a meal dilutes the digestive acids and therefore slows down digestion. In fact, drinking water during or after a meal actually aids digestion by breaking down food so that your body can absorb the nutrients more effectively.
Constipation is the result of waste matter moving too slowly through the colon, and the waste then accumulates. Dehydration is one of the most common causes of chronic constipation. If you don’t have enough water in your body, the large intestine soaks up water from your food waste. Water is necessary to help you digest soluble fiber, which helps the bowel make well-formed, soft stools that are easy to pass and help prevent constipation.
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