We have not found a problem, in the meal will always unconsciously want to drink, because small make up oneself usually also have one side eats the habit of drinking water. So, is this habit not very good?
Is there any harm to the body? When food is dry and saliva secretion is insufficient, it is no problem to drink some water in moderation.
In particular, people with oral, throat disease, or elderly, children, and so on, soft food easy to swallow.
Under normal circumstances, a smell of food, the mouth begins to secrete saliva, saliva in the help of food digestion, but also can lubricate food, in order to swallow.
In addition, when chewing food, it will further stimulate saliva secretion, so chewing is more conducive to food swallowing and digestion, rather than water to help swallow.
Food digestion is mainly done in the gastrointestinal tract, drinking water may reduce the concentration of saliva and dilute part of gastric juice, resulting in food not good digestion and absorption. Therefore, it is generally not recommended to eat while drinking water. If you feel dry mouth, you can drink a bowl of soup before meals, rice also drink a little, the soup contains protein, grease and other ingredients, the same will stimulate the production of digestive fluid, so that to a certain extent can counteract the adverse effects of diluted digestive fluid.