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Is drinking water during or after a meal better?

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 ...
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Green Tea After Dinner

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 ...
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How long should you wait after lunch if you want to take a bath, and why?

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 ...
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What is the reason behind doctors giving some medicines after/before the meal?

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 ...
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Effects of eating rice at dinner time

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 ...
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Eating ice-cream for breakfast may improve mental performance & alertness? Legit?

That study does indeed exist, and several outlets (1, 2, 3, 4) refer to it. It was conducted by Yoshihiko Koga, a japanese psychiatrist and professor at Kyorin University. It was originally cited, but ...
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How do diabetics manage their diet and meal planning?

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 ...
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Is there any risk from eating meals before/after HGH shots?

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 ...
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What is the right time to eat fruits?

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 ...
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Is it recommended to drink water during meals?

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 ...
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How can a person make his/her immune system stronger and prevent flu?

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 &...
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Are afternoon naps healthy?

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 ...
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Can cold drinks be taken with or after meals?

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 ...
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