5 Things To Avoid Right After Eating

5 Things To Avoid Right After Eating

Healthy eating includes taking high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water in your daily diet, while minimizing processed foods, saturated fats and alcohol. Eating this way, aids in maintainenanace of your body’s daily functions, increases optimal body weight and can assist in a providing a better immune system.

Medically, eating on time and in the right amount is highly recommended. There are several things that you should never do right after eating. These are:

1. Smoking

Having a smoke after a meal is extremely dangerous, and it is damaging to the whole body, because it 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. Research shows that having a cigarette after a meal dramatically increases the risk of bowel cancer and lung cancer.

2. Drinking tea

When you drink tea after your meal (especially dinner), you allow it to interfere with digestion. This is because a chemical tannin is present in most beverages which interferes with iron absorption. Though beverages are believed to relieve mental and muscular fatigue, it should be consumed only in moderation.

3.  Fruits

Fruits are known to be a healthy source of vitamins but surprisingly their consumption after any meal (like lunch and dinner) is considered dangerous. Eating fruits close to a meal, especially right after a larger meal, thr fruits combine with other foods, it's held in the stomach too long along with other foods and will rot and ferment in the gut. If you experience indigestion, heartburn, burping and and other digestive discomforts and you blame on the meal - it could be the combination of the food and fruits resulting in fermentation that causes your stomach upset, I'll advice you stop.

4. Sleeping

You have often heard these words from people "never go to sleep right after eating food", well they were right and there are good reasons for not sleeping right after a meal. While you’re napping, your body is hard at work digesting that last meal instead of really resting and this can lead to problems ranging from indigestion, constipation, weight gain to a possible increased risk for a stroke. Give yourself 3 hours after each meal for proper digestion.

5. Taking a Cold Shower

When you take your bathe, your body surface temperature increases according to the temperature of the water you use. When the water touches your skin, your brain processes this change in body temperature as an immediate need to direct blood to your skin and bring your temperature back to normal. This leads to more blood flow to your skin, when the blood should actually flow to the stomach to aid digestion.
5 Things To Avoid Right After Eating 5 Things To Avoid Right After Eating Reviewed by Aremu Segun on July 25, 2017 Rating: 5

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