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Is Drinking along with Meal good ?

How much gap should be there before or after having a meal?

No, it is other way around. Liquids reach the intestine before food thus taking away all the digestive enzymes and inhibiting digestion of food. Beverages like coffee, tea, soft and hard drinks also restrict gastric secretions while citrus fruit juices bring down starch digestion creating gas and fermentation. It is best to have them prior meals or an hour after meals.