Do You Drink with Your Meals?

We don't mean do you drink alcohol, but rather do you drink anything with your meals? Water is my drink of choice, as anything else is overwhelming with food. But is even that faulty?:

Many say that drinking anything with meals dilutes the stomach acids and interferes with proper digestion. Which reminds me of a story of my aunt Holda. She used to make lunch for the workers on her farm and when they came in to eat, sweaty and parched by the sun, she would have a row of iced teas lined up for them. But not on the table. She made them eat first and drink later. Now, I don't know how that would aid in digestion, but the idea of not drinking with meals certainly brings aunt Holda to mind!

What about you - do you refrain from any drinks with meals? Or, like me, do you just drink water? How do you find your practice impacts digestion?

Related: How To: Make Soda Water at Home

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.