Does drinking water with meals or to take pills somehow "dilute" the food or medication? DH will only take a sip of water to take his medication, even though the directions on the bottle say to take with at least 8 ounces of water. He says that he was taught that too much water dilutes the medication. (Yet more Pearls of Wisdom from MIL, no doubt.
Similarly, I have relatives who say that you should never drink water with meals because it dilutes the food.
This seems like nonsense to me. If you eat 100 calories of food, or 40mg of medication, it's still 100 calories or 40mg, right? No matter how much water you do or do not drink with it.
Now if the med is a liquid and you are supposed to take 1 teaspoon, but instead you mix it half and half with water and then
take 1 teaspoon, that's diluting it.