The Universal Food Myth

I saw this sign at one of the hotels where I stayed in Malawi. Apparently, this must be a universal food myth! One day when I’m bored enough, I might do some research on where the idea that you can’t go swimming after a meal comes from (rule no 2 on the board).


Food Myth

My grandmother’s theory was that this idea developed because people used to drink alcohol to their meals, and that made them less capable swimmers. But if this is correct, how did it reach Malawi?