On Drinking Water Before Dinner

Everybody knows that water is good for you and we should drink more of it and less coffee, soda, wine, etc.  We’ve heard for years that drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before a meal will help curb the appetite by making us feel full and we won’t eat as much.

An article I read recently said that water alone doesn’t reduce hunger.  But put it in soup and consume a cupful and you will feel less hungry. (If I have a cup of soup I’ll want to postpone eating for an hour or two!)

Your mom probably told you chicken soup is good for you. And it is. But think about this:  In a university study in Pennsylvania, researchers reported that eating chicken and rice soup curbed the appetite better than eating a chicken and rice casserole (with the same ingredients) and drinking a glass of water with it.

I don’t quite know how that works, but it’s interesting. Maybe I’ll try it one of these days.

Jean
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