But did you know that drinking water WITH your meals does more harm than good?
Drinking more than just a few sips with your meal will actually dilute your digestive juices and make the meal a lot harder to digest. That is right: drinking more than a few sips of water with your meal will bog down your digestion and slow down your metabolism.
When is the best time to drink water? Here a quick summary to keep things simple:
- Between meals is ideal.
- At least 10 minutes before a meal
- At least 30 minutes after a meal
And, for an extra digestion tip, add some freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice to the water you drink before you meal to activate your body's natural acid and bile production. This is especially helpful for digesting a protein rich meal to follow.
Finally, I wanted to tell you how to get a great water filtering pitcher for free! Here is how: head out to Pharmaca (web site OR physical store) and you can get their awesome buy one/ get one free Marella Kompakt pitcher deal. This deal is on through April 29th, so don't wait! Grab a friend, grab a free pitcher (or get pitcher for home, one for work use)!
This makes it even easier to get set up with clean, delicious water to drink to boost your metabolism instead of slowing it down!