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Scientific reasons to avoid food at night
Consuming food, water etc. at night is strictly prohibited in the Jain Dharma. There are many reasons for this prohibition. The germs and microbes that disappear when there is sunlight do not really get destroyed; they take shelter in shadowy places and after the sunset, they enter and pervade the atmosphere. These microbes are invisible to the naked eye, get into our food. Consuming this kind of food will lead to killing of these germs and bacterias which in turn will lead to our ill health. Our biological clock is set according to the sunrise-sunset. When the sun is right above us, our digestive fire performs at its peak. The food eaten at night time does not get properly digested since the digestive system becomes inactive during the night owing to the absence of sunlight and we face the problem of indigestion. The metabolism rate slows down during these hours as we do not indulge in any physical activity which helps in digestion. Hence, due to these reasons the food taken during night times does not get digested; and its putrefaction in the body is harmful to health. This leads to increase in weight as the undigested food gets stored in the form of fats. It also leads to foul smell in the breath, putrefaction of teeth, constipation, pain in knee joints and several diseases of the throat. Indian Science of health has formulated a rule that after having taken food, one should drink little-little water many times. Eating food before sunset allows this practice naturally. Some scientists also say that you should avoid food atleast 3-4 hours before sleeping, so that the food gets digested properly before sleeping. A recent research in Hong Kong proves that people eating food by early evening are less prone to heart diseases. Other scientific reasons to avoid food at night: 1. Fluctuations in Sleep Cycle: Another important reason why you may want to avoid eating late is due to the effect it can have on your sleep cycle. Research has found that the digestive process can have serious implications on your sleep cycle, causing you to wake up more often, and have a harder time falling asleep in the first place. 2. Increased Urination and Excretion Needs: Drinking water and eating food late night would lead to an increase in the number of times that you may need to get up to use the restroom during the night. Also, it will result in food being digested during your sleeping hours—and because of this, you may need to wake up to eliminate the waste products.
spicy foods can also make you feel physically uncomfortable. In the Markandpuran. french fries. . Unfortunately. prayers and any kind of rites performed by such kind of a person bears no fruit. Nuts can make digestion become uncomfortable. Most of you probably know better to avoid caffeinated coffee or tea at night. but also spicy food can disrupt your sleep patterns. The soul which eats after sunset even in the monsoons. etc. greasy food. stomach problems and exacerbate existing ones. 4. pizzas with extra cheese. because a number of protein and fat found in most types of red meat. Red Meat: Red meat is one type of food that takes a very long time to digest. In addition.Mahabharat (Rishishvarbharat) 2. High Fat food: Oily. unless you really intend to stay awake until late at night. all fall into the category of high fat food which on consuming late in the night gets stored in the digestive tract. Spicy snacks: Not only does eating spicy food is the worst to eat at night. meat. . it is said that after sunset drinking water is equivalent to drinking blood & eating food to eating meat. The person who drinks alcohol. any kind of pilgrimage. 2. many foods also contain caffeine. . The soul which eats before sunset and especially in the monsoon abdicates eating after sunset. the fibers made of beans as the worst food to eat at night. Caffeine: Many people already understand this to avoid caffeine at night. Spicy foods can cause heartburn. which is undoubtedly very good for your body. and again can cause stomach problems at night.Scientific reasons to avoid food at night | Tattva Gyan
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Specific food and their consequences if eaten at night: 1. makes it more difficult to sleep because of the invasion of endorphins. 5.Markandrishi
http://tattvagyan.Yogvashisht Purvaghshlo 108 4. eats after sunset and consumes vegetables grown under the ground. the sins committed by him cannot be purified even if he does thousands of the “Chandrayantap”. 3.com/science/scientific-reasons-avoid-food-night/
. Different religious views: 1. . but the thing is. consuming red meat at night will produce endorphins which makes it more difficult for you to fall asleep. that person gets whatever he desires in this life as well as the next life. As a result. Nuts: You must be thinking. cheese.Rishishvarbharat (Vaidikdarshan) 3. aren’t nuts a very healthy food? Of course it’s true – beans have lots of fiber.
And if you have kids the situation becomes worse. Similarly. 2. the Jain Dharma is unique in examining with great care and thoughtfulness even such comparatively small matters as food and drink. get tired and bored after which you don’t feel like eating. Secrets of Jainism
http://tattvagyan. bees. crows. The amount of bad karma. If you eat food before sunset for your entire life. one accumulates in committing the sins of falsely accusing someone for 151 births. The amount of karma collected in commiting a sin of doing “Kuvanijya” for 144 births is equal to falsely accusing someone for once. cleanliness and hygiene is better than the one provided after sunset in all the hassle. Also. the amount of bad karma a person collects in drying lakes for 108 births is equal to the sin committed in burning one forest. Shradha Vidhi by Acharya Shri Ratnashekar Suriji 3. it is said that. parrots. Certain effects of food. In the ancient scriptures of the Hindus. more than that is the sin committed in having a relationship with another woman. – Charaksanhita & Ashtanga Sangraha 6. And thus. sparrows. Time for family: If everyone in the family eats before sunset. Benefits in daily life: 1. Sins committed (paap) if you eat after sunset: The amount of bad karma (paap) a person accumulates in committing a sin of killing living beings for 96 births is equal to committing a sin of drying one lake. People who eat before sunset don’t need to wait for a second as there are very few people who eat before sunset. There are many other benefits and advantages for eating before sunset. To give up eating after sunset paves the way to the doorway of heaven. the service provided regarding the food quality. few people have already taken a step in this front. one has to wait outside the restaurant from 10 minutes to 1-2 hours. the amount of karmas.com/science/scientific-reasons-avoid-food-night/
. what you eat is what you think. Such high is the amount of karmas which a person builds in eating after sunset for 1 day. you receive the fruits of fasting for half of your life. Of all the religions in the world. collected in committing a sin of having a relationship with another woman for 199 births. Yogshastra by Acharya Shri Hemchandra Suriji 2. After all. more than that is the sin committed in having food at night for once. Similarly. The optimum daily routine for a man is to avoid eating at night since the fire required to digest the food is very weak during that period. the amount of karma accumulated is innumerable. The amount of karma which you accumulate in committing a sin of burning forests for 101 births is equal to committing a sin of doing 1 “Kuvanijya” (a business which is considered wrong morally) .Scientific reasons to avoid food at night | Tattva Gyan
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5. pigeons and many other kinds of birds don’t eat after sunset. “च वा र नर is the first doorway to hell. Dharma Sangraha by Upadhyaya Shri Maan Vijayji 4. both good and bad. You keep on waiting. The Jain dharma concentrates equally on the development of the mind. No waiting in the restaurants: All of us have experienced that going out for dinner on a saturday / sunday evening. fall not only on the body. but also on the mind. वारा ण थमं रा भोजनम” ् which means eating at night
Even. all the household chores get completed and the women of the house have ample of time to carry out other activities and give time to their children and other family members. Even if you are one of those who don’t believe in religion. This if you calculate with the days you have eaten after sunset in your entire life till date. there are some great scientific reasons to avoid food at night to stay fit & in shape!
For further reference: 1. body & soul.