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Are these guidelines regarding daily meals correct?

Q: Are the following rules correct? First, an experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes hence the chances of cancer are higher. Secondly, one should not eat fruits immediately after meals. This will make the stomach bloated with air. Therefore one should take fruits 1-2 hours after the meal. Thirdly, one should not drink tea after meals, as tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus leading to a difficulty in digestion. Fourthly, one should not loosen one's belt after a meal as this will twist or block the intestines. Fifthly, one should not take a bath after meals as this will increase the blood flow to the hands, legs and body resulting in a decreased blood flow around the stomach, which will weaken the digestive system. Sixthly, people say that one should walk a hundred steps after a meal and it will make you live till 99. But this is not true. Walking will make the digestive system unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we take. And finally, one should not sleep immediately after eating food as it will not digest properly thus leading to gastric and intestine infection.

A:There are numerous rules for good practices that may improve overall health and prevent the premature development of degenerative disorders. Any set of rules may be beneficial if they focus ones behaviour towards the preservation of health although the particular sequence and timing of routine aspects of eating, exercising and other activities may not be fixed for any individual. It would be detrimental if any sequence of activity became so obsessive that it interfered with a reasonable life-style.


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