There’s no concern that water will dilute the digestive juices or interfere with digestion. In fact, drinking water during or after a meal actually aids digestion. Water and other liquids help break down food so that your body can absorb the nutrients. Water also softens stool, which helps prevent constipation.
Looking for other ways to promote good digestion? Focus on a healthy lifestyle. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Maintain a healthy weight, and include physical activity in your daily routine.
Adapted from: Michael F. Picco, M.D.
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Drink water often as you age. Even though you may lose some of your sense, it’s important to stay hydrated. Low-fat or fat-free milk or 100% juice also helps you stay hydrated. Limit beverages that contain lots of added sugars or salt.