Here is what Ayurveda has to say.
Drinking water before a meal
Many of us prefer having a glass of water before our meals so that we consume less calories when we sit down for the meal. But as per Ayurveda, drinking water before having your meals can lead to weakness and emaciation.
Drinking water after a meal
Most of us finish our meals with a glass of water. It makes us feel satiated and gives the feeling of finishing a meal. But doing so can lead to obesity.
Having water in between meals
As per Ayurveda, it’s best to have water sip by sip during meals. This helps to break down the food and aids digestion.
It is recommended to always drink warm water with meals for better metabolism and digestion. You can also add dry ginger powder, vetiver roots, acacia catechu or fennel seeds to the water you consume in between meals.
Inputs from: Dr. Aiswarya Santhosh