Many of us after having a heavy meal like to take a short nap or have a dessert or a drink. But we are not aware of the possible advantages and disadvantages of our routines, so we can easily harm our health, without being aware of it.
Here is a list of the 5 things you shouldn’t do after eating:
If you sleep after a meal it can lead to bloating, discomfort, and heartburn. People who waited a longer period of time to go to bed after eating had a lower risk of stroke, according to the findings of a study done at the University of Ioannina Medical School.
You need to wait for at least a couple of hours after meals, before you go to bed.
Drinking tea after meal disrupt the iron absorption in the body, as tea is high in tannic acid that binds to the protein and iron from the consumed food. This habit can lower the abruption of iron by 87%, and lead to poor appetite, weakness, fatigue, anemia, dizziness, and chest pain.
You should consume fruits before meals, on an empty stomach, as they need different enzymes to be properly digested, as well as sugar which needs to be adequately absorbed too. If you consume them after meals it can cause heartburn, indigestion, and burping.
This is extremely harmful habit, and after meals it can pose serious health risks. Cigarettes binds to the excess oxygen, which is vital for digestion and supports the absorption of more carcinogens than usual.
One cigarette after meals is equal as you smoke 10 cigarettes at once, according to scientists, and elevates the risk of lung and bowel cancer.
The stomach needs a larger blood supply after a meal to properly digest the food. This habit after eating will only redirect the blood flow to the legs and hands, and thus weaken the digestive system, leading to stomach pain.