Should you go swimming
an hour after eating?
How the body reacts after eating
After every bite that you take the enzymes in saliva and the stomach immediately start digesting the food. When the food gets to your stomach only about half of the amount you consumed is held there for two hours. Then there is another two hours in the small intestines. Finally, the food spends 14 hours in the large intestines.
Proving the myth false
Burros, Marian. "EATING WELL; Some Wives' Tales Withstand Scrutiny." New York Times 23 Feb. 1994. Science in Context. Web. 19 Sept. 2014.
Szabo, Liz. "Some myths come right from the doctor's mouth." USA Today 26 May 2009: 04D. Science in Context. Web. 19 Sept. 2014.
Harvard Health Commentaries. Nov 20, 2006 pNA.
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