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Should i drink liquids or bathe after eating?

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hello,

i have two questions, first, is it true that you should not take a bath after eating because it is bad for your digestion? if true, what are the reasons for it and how long should you wait before taking a bath?
second question is, how does drinking liquids while or right after eating affect you? is it better to just eat and wait an hour or so to drink any liquids?

thank you in advance!


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replied February 24th, 2012
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Hi,
Many thanks for posting on the ehealthforum. Taking a bath immediately after meals has no large impact on digestion. While taking a bath (especially a warm one) will divert some blood from the stomach to the skin, taking a bath with cold water after a meal will not significantly impair digestion.

Secondly drinking water while eating will not effect digestion. It is not true that water will dilute the digestive juices or interfere with digestion. Water and other liquids help break down the food in your stomach and keep your digestive system on track.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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