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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

7 Dangerous acts after a meal

1. Smoke after a meal because the bad effect (emphysema, cancer, etc.) of smoking a cigarette becomes ten times worse?

Quote : Smoking cigarettes is harmful to your health at any time. Cigarettes contain as many as 60 carcinogens (substances known to cause cancer), and the nicotine in cigarettes is highly addictive. The addictive nature of nicotine leads smokers to continue smoking, and makes quitting very difficult. The risk of cancer and emphysema is certainly related to what kind and how many cigarettes you smoke, but there is no good evidence that smoking after meals in particular increases this risk.

2. Do not eat fruits immediately after meals because it will bloat your stomach?

Nuts! Fruits can be eaten anytime before or after meals. In fact, it’s a great way to obtain fibre (bulk) and reduce the intake of food – for those who want to cut down on calories.

3. Do not drink tea after a meal as tea leaves contain a high content of acid.

So what? Your stomach produces its own hydrochloric acid anyway. Acid helps BREAK DOWN protein, not harden it. It also activates stomach enzymes which break protein into amino acids. Remember, after a meal, your stomach will be full of food. So what little acid you get tea is inconsequential.

Do note that tannic acid from tea will stimulate acid secretion so it’s best taken with or after meals. That’s why we have dim sum when we yum cha la! 

4. Do not loosen the belt after eating because it can cause intestinal problems???

Seriously, this is utter nonsense. Keeping your belt tight will increase abdominal pressure and possibly increase the risk of acid reflux into the oesophagus. If anything, a tight belt will cause intestinal problems!

5. Do not bathe after eating because it will weaken the digestive system in the stomach???

After a meal, more blood will automatically be diverted to the intestines to absorb the nutrients. Having a bath or not will not affect digestion or absorption of nutrients. Neither will exercise.

6. Do not walk after a meal because it will make it difficult for the digestive system to absorb the nutrition???

Can we all say “utter nonsense”? Together and loudly please!

Walking is good, no matter whether it’s before or after meals. Nutrition will get absorbed, no matter whether you sit still like a statue or walk about.

In fact, walking can reduce heart burn and reduce the surge in plasma glucose levels after a meal – good for diabetics.

7. Do not sleep immediately after a meal because the food will not be digested properly.

Food will be digested whether you are asleep or awake. Sleeping will not cause digestion problems. However, sleeping after a meal is bad because it can cause heartburn, and can lead to obesity.

Beware guys.. Not all the info that u got is true & don't simply share it without check it .

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