Water is a great gift of Allah. Without it we will not survive. Humans as well as animals drink water. Both Muslims as well as non-Muslims drink. Everyone has a different way of drinking. According to some doctor’s drinking water before meal is best for health but must be half ‘n’ hour before. We can also drink water after meal but after half ‘n’ hour or one hour after meal would be better, but we should avoid drinking water during meal because it causes digestion problems.
According to some nutritionists the theory is if you drink just before, during or just after eating, you are diluting the digestive juices, making it harder for your body to digest the food. One and a half hour after eating to allow the enzymes and stomach secretions complete their work otherwise you dilute their concentration and render them less effective.
It’s a scientific fact that drinking water before meal is good for health, whereas during meal, water drinking should be avoided. After having meal, water drinking puts a burden on stomach.
As in Islam it’s a very famous HADITH:
Water, before meal is Gold,
Water, during meal is Silver, and,
Water, after meal is Iron.
The habit of Nabi (SAW) was of not to drink immediately after eating as this is harmful to the digestion process. However, if there is a pressing need to drink immediately after that, then only drink enough to quench the thirst. One may then drink after some time elapses. This elapsed time is estimated to be 20-30 minutes.
The question arises that what type of serious disease it may cause ?
Drinking cold water or water after meal = Cancer
For those who like to drink cold water. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
Once this “sludge” reacted with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer.
THE RIGHT WAY TO DRINK WATER
As some doctors, nutritionists agree to the fact that drinking water after or immediately after meal may cause to cancer or some abdominal or stomach problems arises or drinking water immediately after meal making harder to digest food.
Drinking water before a meal can help you lose weight because it fills you up. Drinking water after you have eaten fatty foods may cause some problems and may produce weight gain. Drink water before your meals to limit the amount of fatty foods and other foods you eat. Drinking two glasses of water before you eat can fill you up. This will help you to be less hungry and eat less. Stay away from drinking cold water after meals that include high-fat foods.
Please Keep In Mind
Drinking water is beneficial and necessary for our health and requirement of our body but it may be worse if you don’t drink on right time .As some said “Time decided each and everything”, so you should follow the time and right instructions to drink water “DON’T DRINK WATER IMMEDIATELY AFTER MEAL IT MAY CAUSE CANCER”.
Article Written by Hafiza Ayesha Habib (Bi an)