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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Drink Water After Consuming a Fruit!

May 23, 2017

All of us have heard about the myriad benefits of including fruits in our daily diet. From being a good source of vitamins and minerals to helping you lose weight, they are super beneficial for your overall health. However, it is incredibly important that you eat it the right way to enjoy its benefits. It is recommended that you eat fruits first thing in the morning or have it an hour before or two hours after a meal. 

Do not have water immediately after a meal as it can slow down digestion and cause other digestive problems. Check out the 5 reasons why you shouldn’t drink water after consuming fruit. 

1. Causes stomach cramps and flatulence

Fruits contain a large amount of fructose (sugar) and yeast and consuming water right after having fruits results in the dilution of stomach acids. This creates an environment where yeast can thrive and results in the production of carbon dioxide and alcohol, which causes gas to build up in the stomach. 

2. Disrupts the Ph level

Consuming water after having fruits especially ones with high water content like watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber, orange and strawberry disturbs the Ph level(the levels of acidity or alkalinity) of the digestive system. This is because fruits that have high water content can upset the pH levels by making your stomach less acidic. 

3. Slows down digestion

Avoid or refrain from having water after eating fruits because it hinders the absorption and digestion process in the stomach leading to acidity. This is why some people experience uneasiness after consuming fruit. It is recommended that you have water at least an hour after you eat fruits. 

4. Dilutes the gastric juices

Experts suggest that you consume water one hour after eating fruits. This is because having water immediately after meals dilute the gastric juice and the digestive enzymes that are needed for digestion. Dilution of gastric juice results in lesser secretion of digestive enzymes that in turn could cause heartburn and acidity.

5. Raises the blood sugar levels of the body

As we mentioned earlier, drinking water after consuming fruit slows down the digestion process, which in turn leaves a lot of undigested food behind in the system. This gets converted to fat and causes a surge in insulin, which in turn can raise the blood sugar levels of the body and could later lead to diabetes and obesity.

In conclusion, we would like to say that while drinking ample amount of clean and pure water is vital for the optimal functioning of organs and good health, make sure you do not consume water immediately after eating fruit or immediately after your meals. 

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