someone wise once told me drink as little as possible/or nothing at all while you eat
I find if I eat slow and chew well there's no urge to drink while I eat
Tea usually 30 mins-hour or so after the meal seems to work fine for me
but if im eating raw meats or seafood a potent green tea is definitely something I would sip on if available , along with a lot of wasabi
wyardley wrote:supposedly drinking tea within a few hours of eating can cause you to lose some nutrients (calcium, I believe).
Not just calcium, and not just tea i believe , any beverage really besides juice puree and maybe... dairy?
I notice that when drinking while eating I produce a lot less saliva...probably not a good thing when you are trying to digest food...
I guess it also depends on how dry/spicy/sweet/processed your food is too, and how much water content is inside to begin with