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joelchen
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Hihi~

I wonder how reliable 7 dont's after a meal are...

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Harry 20
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Below are 7 DON'Ts after meal:

Don't smoke -
Experiment from expert prove that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarette (chances of cancer higher)

Don't eat fruit immediately -
Immediately eat fruit after meal will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal.

Don't drink tea -
Because tea leaves contains a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be harden thus difficult to digest



Don't loosen your belt -
Loosen belt after meal will easily caused the intestine to be twisted & block

Don't bath -
Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands,legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach

Don't walk about -
People always say that after meal walk a hundred step will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake

Don't sleep immediately -
The food we intake were unable to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine


These all sound a bit makey-uppy to me!

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People always say that after meal walk a hundred step will live till 99
People always say this eh? Never heard it myself.
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Jay Tea
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Well, 'don't smoke' is a good suggestion, but what it has to do with digestion I have no idea.

Not eating fruit and drinking tea? Absolute guff! Both have been part and parcel of dining for centuries, must be doing something right....

As for walking and sleeping, well, the human body can digest easily doing both, though if you're sleeping it's a good idea to do so on your stomach...

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Looks like a bunch of crap to me. If all that was true, the human race would never have survived.

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Don't loosen your belt -
Loosen belt after meal will easily caused the intestine to be twisted & block

What if I'm wearing loose, unbelted pants to begin with?

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People always say that after meal walk a hundred step will live till 99
You die after the 99th step? That's scary!

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quote:
Originally posted by Harry 20:
Don't drink tea -
Because tea leaves contains a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be harden thus difficult to digest

Few things are as acidic as the hydrochloric acid in your stomach; this is just plain stupid.

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Don't loosen your belt -
Loosen belt after meal will easily caused the intestine to be twisted & block

So eating naked will kill you?

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Jason Threadslayer
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Don't drink tea -
Because tea leaves contains a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be harden thus difficult to digest

Umm, I think tea is alkaline.

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Originally posted by Jason the Jinx:
Umm, I think tea is alkaline.

No. Tea has tannic acid.

"Acidity in tea comes from the tannins in the tea. If a tea is high in acidity, or if it's overbrewed, you can taste the acidity - it leaves a bit of an aftertaste."

http://www.loose-leaf-tea.com/

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Don't eat fruit immediately -
Immediately eat fruit after meal will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal.

What if fruit is the meal? [Roll Eyes]

I'd say all of these are BS.

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Don't sleep immediately -
The food we intake were unable to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine

The "Engrish" does not add credibility, either.

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Kathy B
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These read very much as if they were translated form an Asian language, probably Chinese. I found the 7 Don't on a number of Asian-oriented web sites and message boards--Indonesian, Thai, Chinese, Khmer(!) And, indeed, I found the 100 steps in a number of traditional Chinese medicine web sites. For example,
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-post meal – 20 minutes after – take 100 step walk (traditional)
(100 steps = live till 99 yrs old)



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Don't smoke -
Experiment from expert prove that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarette (chances of cancer higher)

I'd say that any long term research studies on this have more to say about the habit of always smoking after every meal than they do about any increase in cancer risk due to timing. I'm sure that if there was a 7 DON'T list for after sex, while driving, in the morning, during tea etc. all would have smoking on the list.

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Don't drink tea -
Because tea leaves contains a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be harden thus difficult to digest

TMI, but when I drink tea after a meal the meal tends to go right through me. If tea is supposed to harden the "end result" I've certainly never seen evidence of that. [Embarrassed]


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Don't loosen your belt -
Loosen belt after meal will easily caused the intestine to be twisted & block

What sort of belt are they talking about? Even post illiectomy I didn't have to wear a brace on any kind. I can't imagine healthy people using trouser belts to hold their guts inplace if I didn't need anything after having 9 inches removed.

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Don't eat fruit immediately -
Immediately eat fruit after meal will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal.

In other words, you'll get gas. This is not a revelation...or was it the bran muffin and baked beans I had... [Confused]

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Don't drink tea with a meal? [Eek!] Nine out of the ten meals I have are with iced tea. Year round. So take that you stupid UL! [fish]

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