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Is drinking water during or after a meal better?

Remember not to drink too soon before or after a meal as the water will dilute the digestive juices While that claim might sound reasonable at first, I doubt this has any effect you need to consider ...
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how it's better to drink water, fast or slowly?

I don't see a lot of difference between drinking few sips and 1 cup (8 oz, 237 mL) of water at once. If you drink a large amount of water at once, for example, 500 mL (2 cups, 16 oz), all this water ...
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Is it safe to drink urine when you have nothing else to drink?

If you are in a no-other-liquid situation then not, it's not safe to drink. The problem is that your urine is a way to remove superfluous minerals and other stuff from the body. The body's job, ...
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Green Tea After Dinner

Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. If green tea extract are drunk during the meal there is a proved effect of it on ...
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What are the health risks of drinking Diet Coke while chewing Mentos?

There is a myth that drinking Diet Coke while chewing Mentos causes your stomach to explode, though this has been disproved by MythBusters and Snopes. Both sources say that the reason for the ...
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What is the pH of La Croix?

Some vendors publish the pH values for the products they sell (examples in this answer). But that seems to be only the case if their product really stands out to the competition with high pH levels. ...
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What is the difference between soda water and water?

Chemically speaking, carbonated water is just plain water with carbon dioxide dissolved in it under high pressure. It hydrates just as well as normal water, because it still contains plain H2O. ...
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Negative Effects of Drinking Large Quantities of Diet Pepsi

Diet Pepsi is sweetened with sucralose (diet coke is sweetened with aspartame). Sucralose ha been found in studies to not affect blood sugar levels: This study demonstrated that, similar to ...
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Are Soft Drinks dangerous for health?

Short and sweet (pun intended) Soft drinks generally contain a lot of sugar. As a general rule, there’s 10.6g of sugar per 100ml of Coca-Cola Classic. So the health effects of drinking soft drinks ...
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Sweating while having lemon

Head sweating and flushing after eating or just smelling or thinking about a certain food is called gustatory sweating. MedicineNet: Gustatory sweating: Sweating on the forehead, face, scalp, and ...
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What is the pH of La Croix?

This research article is maybe useful: The pH of beverages available to the American consumer https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4808596/ Perrier is a 5.5 pH, albeit unflavored, and the ...
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Soda / Pop alternatives to appease desire for super sugary drinks

You have a job that requires concentration. The caffeine and sugar in the soda provide quick concentrated "brain food". I am not passing judgement on sugar and caffeine. I eat both of these things ...
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Can acidic water be a pure water substitute

As you can see lemon juice is something that can adversely affect your enamel (1). Acid affects your teeth because it leeches calcium from them (2). When this happens your enamel breaks down making ...
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Does drinking hot liquids help when you're sick?

Hot fluids(including water) can: Relieve Nasal Congestion Prevent Dehydration Soothe Uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line the nose and throat By relieving symptoms you can make a person feel ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I still drink coffee?

Similarly to Graham Chiu, I could not find any relevant articles on PubMed. I performed searches linking viral disease and caffeine, but most were related to viral hepatitis. Instead, I decided to ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I still drink coffee?

At the very least, coffee (caffeine actually) can can have a complex interaction with pain medication. Caffeine can actually enhance the pain-relief effects of some medications, like aspirin, which is ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I still drink coffee?

A search on Pubmed, and Google has found no data to support the assertion from the Viriginia Government that coffee drinking is deleterious to your health when you have the Covid-19. Unless they ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I still drink coffee?

To some people, caffeine is a diuretic. You want to stay as hydrated as possible during any illness to give the body what it needs and promote a fast recovery. Since caffeine is a diuretic (to some ...
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Does choice of drink affect severity of hangovers?

We were taught in medical school that the single biggest contributor to hangovers is dehydration. The degree of dehydration is caused by the percent concentration of ETOH/ethanol which is a diuretic (...
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Do slow juicers yield a more nutritious juice than regular juicers?

That is true, in principle. A bit slower is usually at least a bit better. The same principle that differentiates olive oil grades can be applied to juices. A proper (albeit quite small) study on ...
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Can cold drinks be taken with or after meals?

There is no evidence that cold drinks during or after meals adversely affects health - in fact - the opposite may be true. In studies of people with pure liquid meals, the temperature of the liquid ...
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