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Old 02-05-2002, 02:34 PM   #1
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Question taking bath after food

Is it true that we should not take bath immediately after having food? Why? Is it something related to digestion? How much time gap should be there between the two? THanks.

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Old 02-07-2002, 06:33 AM   #2
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Well, it is nice to get the dishes done first before your bath, so that when you get out of the tub, you can just relax and not have to clean up!

I've never heard of such a thing!

Are you sure you are not mixing up the "no swimming for an hour after eating" rule (which is more for the parents than the kids!).

Old 02-22-2002, 11:12 AM   #3
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Taking a bath or shower right after eating is a bad idea. It will affect the digestive tract. After eating, take a walk or stroll to help aid the digestion process and then you can take a bath.

Old 02-23-2002, 03:58 PM   #4
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lol, i eat in the tub. i love taking baths, i read, smoke , eat , whatever. i've never had any problems.
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:33 PM   #5
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Re: taking bath after food

Bath after food is not good
As a reaction to the action of cool water a sort of chemical substance is released.
With this chemical substance the contracted nerves expand and transport more
blood to nerves and micro nerves. If the outflow of blood from the skin when we put
cold water is action, more flow of blood to the skin after a little while is reaction.
Here reaction is more than action. So the body is sending more blood to the skin.
The excess blood, which has come to fight coolness, remains in the skin for a long
period. We can feel our body warming up when we take cold bath. If we feel more
warmth after the bath it is because of more blood in the skin. The reason for asking
not to take bath after food is that the blood in the stomach that helps digestion
reaches the skin and remains there for a long time when we take bath. It means the
digestion will not be sufficient or it is delayed.

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