Is water intake after taking meal harmful for health? As i drink water immediately after taking meal Can it have negative effects on my health?

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    Completely safe, drinking water holds only benefits. – user29581 Oct 1 at 9:09
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Water intake follows a simple rule : the more you drink, the best it is. This is true at any time (including right before, during and right after a meal).

If you think you are drinking too much water, try to find a smart weighing machine. They can tell your hydric mass. Best is around 65-70% and the more you drink, the more it raises (some complements can make it raise too). So adapt your water income accordingly.

  • "Water intake follows a simple rule : the more you drink, the best it is." - No! Overhydration is a thing (see here, for example) – Paul K Oct 1 at 9:46
  • Ok, you can have too much water. But overhydration happens when you force yourself to drink a lot while you are not thirsty, not the case here. 90% of people drink less than they should and maybe 0.1% more than they should. So, apart if you already force yourself to drink a gallon when you are not thirsty, or if you drink until you vomit or have headache, "the more you drink, the best it is" is still true. – P154 Oct 1 at 9:53
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    Overhydration is a fairy tale... happened only once in all of human history on a stupid water drinking contest. – user29581 Oct 1 at 11:53
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