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8 things you shouldn't do after eating

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Taking care of our life and health is not a bad thing, and how we can do that? of course, by having healthy meals, doing proper exercises and more, after all, it is our responsibility to take care of our body.

As we all know good food is very important for a healthy life but there are certain things you should always keep in your mind, like “things not to do after having lunch or dinner”, a few things you should avoid right after you eat in order to avoid indigestion, discomfort, and absorption of nutrients.

1. Sleeping immediately after food

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Going to bed immediately or taking a short nap right after having a heavy eating can often cause various health issues like discomfort, gas pains, and bad sleep. There are various studies that have shown that people who go to bed hours after having a meal have less chances of suffering from a stroke or heart attack.

Just do whatever activity you like most, television, chatting with friends and family, but DO NOT sleep immediately after. Wait at least 2 to 3 hours before going to bed!

2. Smoking Cigarettes

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This habit is most common among chronic smokers but studies have shown its heath disadvantages. Research studies have said that the damage from one cigarette after a meal is the same as smoking 10 cigarettes at once.

Smoking is bad enough, but after a meal, it’s ten times the killer.

Smoking particularly affects the irritation of the intestines. The digestive system works on the whole body, and nicotine binds with oxygen in the blood, because then it’s more easily absorbed. This will increase the risk of bowel cancer and lung cancer.

3. Bathing

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You might be shocked hearing this. Yes, having a shower after meal is really a bad idea. Normally when we have food the blood from the peripheries like the legs and hands move towards the digestive system

If you take a bath after eating, the blood flow again back towards hands, legs, and body. Thus, the amount of blood will decrease around the stomach area, thereby weakening the digestive system and causing slow digestion. Therefore, either take a shower before your meal, or wait for at least 1-2 hours till the consumed food is digested.

4. Eating Fruit after meal

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I am not saying that eating fruits is bad idea but after a heavy meal is sure a bad idea especially consuming fruits in empty stomach would be a good idea.

The stomach has trouble digesting fruit which means you won’t get the essential nutrients! Fruits are the easiest to digest, and just take 20 minutes to travel from your stomach to intestines, where they are finally digested.

Consuming fruits at any time during the day is good except consuming them immediately after a meal. Eating fruits right after your meal can results in filling the stomach with air and cause bloating.

To prevent your stomach from indigestion and other digestive problems, plan your consumption of fruits before or after 1-2 hours of a meal.

5. Drinking Tea or coffee

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This is one of the food or beverages that should be taken before food like the fruits because tea or coffee right after eating, you’re preventing your body to absorb iron from food.

It is shocker that researches have proven that the absorption of iron reduced by 87% and can result in anemia, pale skin, cold hands and feet, dizziness, and loss of appetite.

Though They both have their own benefits when consumed in a very limited or moderate amount. Obviously, every one know that excess of anything is harmful. It is suggested by most nutritionists that tea should be consumed at least one hour after any meal. Wait at least One hour after any meal.

6. Don’t go for walk immediately after a meal

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It is not just climbing rocks or running, even walking right after having a meal is bad idea.

you’ll have some serious acid reflux and indigestion if you do this; if that’s what you want. You can go for a walk after a meal, sure, but after at least 30 minutes please. Then it is perfectly healthy.

7. Brushing your teeth right after eating

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Many people tell that brush before sleeping infact it is a healthy routine, I don’t contradict that but it would not be a good idea if you would brush your teeth immediately after having a meal.

However, brushing your teeth right after dinner, or after every meal for that matter, is extremely harmful for your teeth. Brushing after eating will scrub away the layers of enamel on the teeth. Furthermore, when you eat or drink acidic foodstuff, or those with a lot of sugar, it’s even more dangerous.

To protect the teeth enamel, wait for at least 30 minutes, and allow the mouth to produce sufficient saliva to neutralize the acidity of the food that soften the tooth enamel.

8. Don’t drink water immediately after meal

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It is healthy fact that a person should always drink 8 glasses of water every day to stay healthy and fit. However, just gulping it down right after eating something or having a good meal , or even during meals may disrupt digestion.

Too much water after or during the meal might interfere with the natural levels of acid and bile that are essential for proper and good digestion.

Furthermore, drinking cold water might slow down your normal digestion and can lead to cramping in sensitive people. Try to resist drinking water for at least an hour after a meal, and avoid drinking it while eating.

Source: opera.com
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GUEST_6gM2NEapO · 4d
I never ever new
+233-24317**** · 04/24/2020
Really?I never knew it's a bad habit to bath immediately after eating. I have stopped from now
EBeatzEntertainment · 09/17/2020
not in Ghana here
EnoAddai · 05/18/2020

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