Flat, Bubbly, or Flavored: Do you Serve Water with Dinner?

We've all heard the call to drink more water daily, and a pitcher at the dinner table seems to be either the rule at some dinner tables or completely absent at others. What's the norm in your household? If you're a regular drinker of water with dinner, do you serve tap, make your own sparkling water or dress it up by adding cucumbers or cinnamon?Personally, I've always enjoyed a big full glass of tap water with dinner. But recently I've heard negative thoughts on this practice, as it dilutes the stomach acid needed to digest the meal, and can contribute to heartburn. However, the idea of going without water at a meal is so unappealing to me that I'm finding it difficult to give it a shot.

What do you think? Should water be consumed only outside of meal times?

Related: The Rise of Tap Water

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