” Drink Only a Small Amount of Liquid with your Food.
Water and other fluids help to moisten the food and are very beneficial. But, too much can be just as problematic as too little. If you take too much, you can alter the pH of the stomach acids and dilute the digestive enzymes and interfere with their effectiveness. This is likened to putting water on a fire. If you put on too much, you will make it weaker. How much is the right amount? In general, take ½ cup of room temperature liquid with each meal. Of course, if your meal is soup, you don’t need to take much, if any, fluid. If you are taking something very dry, you may need a little more. Remember that a cup is 8 oz. and not the common 12 oz. mugs found in many homes and cafés. And it is most certainly not the 16 oz.” – Dr. Marc Halpern, From Healing Your Life, Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda available on Amazon and at quality book stores near you!