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Is eating sweet after a meal healthy or not?

Question asked by Anoop Mathew in #Coffee Room on Aug 11, 2013
Anoop Mathew
Anoop Mathew 路 Aug 11, 2013
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Hi Folks,

I am a huge fan of sweets and often have a bite right after a meal. I would like to know how many of you do the same. Moreover, is it healthy to have sweet items such as fruits, or chocolate or even a sweet delicacy right after any meal? Does not eating a sweet after a spicy meal balance your taste buds within your tongue?

What's your take on this? What other options do you follow? It could be chewing a chewing gum or simple drinking a Pepsi.

Discuss!! Posted in: #Coffee Room
Nayan Goenka
Nayan Goenka 路 Aug 11, 2013
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Eating sweet is customary a practice and it is regarded as healthy for many reasons. Apart from balancing the taste, sweets are mark to a happy meal and that is why this custom was introduced. If you keep the technology aside this, it is delicious 馃槢
durga ch
durga ch 路 Aug 11, 2013
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I think lighter discussions can be moved to chitchat sections..馃榾
I dont know about eating sweets after meals, but i do eat a chocolate everytime i leave the house 馃榿
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath 路 Aug 11, 2013
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Sweet (or savoury) it is just more calories. In that sense there is no specific advantage or disadvantage eating a sweet after meals In rural Karnataka people customarily eat a piece of jaggery after food.
The possible downside is if the sugar remains in the mouth and not rinsed off cavities may result.
Just as an aside, the taste buds on the tongue were considered to be distributed in a particular pattern. Later studies disproved this.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue_map
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 Aug 11, 2013
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As long as the sweet is the 'natural' sweet - 'fructose' - you can have it. But all the artificial sweets - the one you find in sweet marts is a strict no! Why? Because your body already converts the carbohydrates which have been left unconsumed into sweet. The pancreas regulate the amount of sugar necessary for the body. Anything extra is basically a mild poison that 'shows' effects in the old age. This age, in recent times, has come down to under 40s.

Most of the natural sweet is welcomed by the body. If you are a diabetic, you should not eat sugarcane - even if it's a naturally occurring sweet!

If you understand Hindi, I'd strongly recommend listening to Late. Shri. Rajiv Dixit's lectures on Ayurved & healthy eating habits.
Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
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As long as it is within limit nothing is bad or unhealthier .

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