Hi all. The last time someone posted this and I responded a little, they said I was speaking too much medical grammar and sounded like Obahiagbon. Well, I took time to explain now o.
The post was this:
HEART ATTACKS & HOT WATER:A very good article which takes two minutes to read. Heart Attacks And Drinking Warm WaterThis is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about Heart Attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.Common Symptoms Of Heart Attack…A serious note about heart attacks – You! should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting . Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive..A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this post shares it to 10 people, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life. Read this & Send to a friend.
So this is my answer:
I respect the part about fatty acids causing heart attacks and the other info about heart attacks are also correct.
But the other stuff are not correct.
Food, whether fats, oils, or carbohydrates, are digested faster in a liquefied state and so the body liquefies everything first. Absorbtion of carbohydrates begins in the mouth, I’m sure you don’t know that, and continues to a large extent in the stomach, though little absorbtion takes place in the stomach. Digestion of proteins begins in the stomach, no absorption in the stomach.
Digestion of fat begins in the first part of the small intestine, on the average of 4 hours after the meal was consumed. And then all the digested products are absorbed simultaneously via different pathways and channels in the middle and later portions of the small intestine.
So that gist that fats are absorbed faster when solid is just gist.
As for the Chinese, they drink hot tea all the time, whether with or without a meal as a means of coping with their cold weather. And it might interest you to note that their meals do not contain as much fat as is found in the meals of other cultures.
So it’s not the hot tea that prevents heart attacks for them but their low fat diet!