A professor of Anatomy, Dr. Oladapo Ashiru, has advised Nigerians to always eat an early dinner in order to maintain good health and avoid undue strain and stress to their digestive systems.
According to the renowned Reproductive Endocrinologist, “Any food eaten after 8.00pm is poison, as the intestine shuts down after 8pm; you should try to eat before 8pm to avoid accumulation of undigested foods that are harmful to the organs”
Ashiru, while speaking at a recent event in Lagos, stressed that it is ideal to eat slowly, chew properly and drink water thirty minutes to one hour after meals. This he said allows the food digest in its real state as water dilutes the nutrients.
“People often violate the rules of the body when they do not follow the law of nature. While it is natural that foods eaten should not go into the digestive system, swallowing our foods straight without chewing deprives the food from being broken down.”
“Too much food and undigested food, lead to fermentation and subsequently, decay which eventually leads to other problems, as undigested food poison the body and it shows in the skin. Advocating that “we must only supply the body what it can take.”
He added that the intestine is the root system of the human body and that any problem with it can result in a systemic damage.
The expert, who decried the method of preparation and manner of serving food in public especially at local food courts and parties, also criticized the adoption of foreign lifestyle and penchant for foreign foods.
On some factors responsible for ill health and ageing, Ashiru listed food intake, environmental factors such as diesel, gasoline, automobile fumes and radiators, air pollution often caused by refineries, industries and waste as causes.