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Remember not to drink too soon before or after a meal as the water will dilute the digestive juices While that claim might sound reasonable at first, I doubt this has any effect you need to consider for your health. There's several reasons for this: The stomach normally contains about 20 to 100 milliliters of stomach acid at a pH of around 2 to 3. To ...


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Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. If green tea extract are drunk during the meal there is a proved effect of it on fat oxidation. Efficacy of a green tea extract


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Simple answer: Because that is just the medication guidelines. Some medications, because of onset of actions, effect of stomach acid, upsetting stomach and other factors need to be taken on or off a full stomach. The doctors know this, because there is evidence based practice proving what works the best. To make sure the meds work best for you it is best to ...


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Is it true that one shouldn't take a bath after lunch? No. That's a long hold myth, nothing more. Although it might have all the pedagogical value of scare stories in general: So telling kids they might drown because they’ve just eaten is one way of getting them to listen to you. But from the evidence, it doesn’t appear to be backed up by science. Bathing ...


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The glycemic index of rice varies quite a lot: according to this link from Harvard Medical School, from 38 for Parboiled rice to 72 for white rice. The latter is a rather high glycemic index. As a consequence, it may be that white rice at dinner releases glucose rapidly, and what is not needed then gets stored as fat. Of course, this depends on a number of ...


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Normally, the approach to the diet is a bit mathematic thanks to the Carbohydrate Counting. The Insulin Sensitivity Factor(ISF) and the Insulin-Carbohydrate(I:C) ratio help to calculate the right amount of Insulin needed for each meal. If needed the ISF it's helpful the make some corrections to the Blood Sugar level, even before the meal, to be added to the ...


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1) Human growth hormone (HGH) shots, meals and glucose and insulin spikes. HGH shots increase blood glucose and therefore insulin, both of which can be further increased by having meals shortly before or after the shots. There is some evidence that glucose spikes (International Journal of Clinical Practice, 2002 ; Clinical Therapeutics, 2005) and insulin ...


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In the Morning on an Empty Stomach/Between Meals - Fruits are recommended to be eaten on an empty stomach or in between meals because at this time digestion happens fairly quick and also different types of enzymes are used by the body to digest the fruit. Fruits contain simple sugars, which need time to be completely absorbed by the body. When fruits are ...


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Drinking water during or after a meal actually aids digestion. Water and other liquids help break down food so that your body can absorb the nutrients. Water also softens stools, which helps prevent constipation. Despite the fact that it aids digestion, it also has its down-side such as the fact that it would slow the digestion process and reduce the body’s ...


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I use Vitamin D3 to prevent that sort of illness in my home. It has been used by many doctors & is more & more being promoted for this, as flu season is strongly linked to shortened days & lower D3 levels in research. I do believe it's working as I have seen far fewer illnesses in general and have not gotten the flu now in many years since ...


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There is a reason you get tired after eating - It's due to a portion of your blood in your body moving to your gut and bowel, leaving less for the rest of your body (brain, muscles etc) and slowing you down, making you sleepy(1)! Whether is is healthy or not, it's neither here nor there. It can mess with your natural sleeping cycle, but it is also not good ...


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There is no evidence that cold drinks during or after meals adversely affects health - in fact - the opposite may be true. In studies of people with pure liquid meals, the temperature of the liquid had essentially no effect on the time it took for the stomach to empty itself (i.e. digest the food). Additionally, it is worth noting that a liquid as it ...


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