5 Things You Should NEVER Do After Eating!- Sleep ?

After
a satisfying meal, many of us just want to lay down for the rest of the
night and watch a great movie or TV show. But little do we know, this
is actually one of worse things you can do after you eat! It’s small bad
habits like this that can get in the way of reaching our healthiest
potential.

Here are 5 things you should never do after you eat:

1. Sleep

Going
to sleep right after you eat causing your stomach to burn through the
night, which causes discomfort, bloating, and odd sleeping patterns. A
study at the University of Ioannina Medical School found that people who
waited the longest after eating to go to bed were less likely to have a
stroke. With this is mind, the rule of thumb is to not eat at least a
few hours before bed.

2. Smoke

Unfortunately for some
people, smoking is still a thing. While it’s probably one of the most
damaging things you can do to your lungs, if you’re going to do it, at
least wait a couple hours after eating. This is because the nicotine in
cigarettes binds to the excess oxygen that is necessary in digestion,
which then allows your body to absorbs more carcinogens than normal.
According to studies, smoking right after a meal is the same as smoking
ten cigarettes at once. It also increases the risk of bowel and lung
cancer.

3. Shower

When we shower, our bodies increase
blood flow to reach your hands, legs, and body, which then decreases
the amount of blood flow to your stomach. This weakens the digestive
system, causing it to become inefficient, which can cause stomach pains.

4. Eat Fruit

You
probably thought you could eat fruit at any time, didn’t you? Well,
it’s actually best to eat fruit on an empty stomach. This is because
fruits require different enzymes to digest, and the simple sugars in
fruit need time to be absorbed completely by the body. With nothing else
in your belly, you benefit from all the nutrients, fiber, and simple
sugars. If you wait until close to or after a meal, however, fruit
remains in the stomach for an extended period and rots in the gut. This
can cause indigestion, heartburn, burping, and other discomforts.

5. Drink Tea

Drinking
eat right after a meal interferes with iron absorption. The tannic acid
in the tea binds with protein and iron in our food, preventing our
bodies from reaping the benefits of digesting them. This results in an
87% decrease in iron absorption! Low iron can trigger anemia, a
deficiency of red blood cells in the blood, which then causes extreme
fatigue, weakness, pale skin, chest pain, dizziness, cold hands and
feet, brittle nails, and poor appetite.

The next time you eat,
make a mental note of the time and be sure to leave some space in
between lying down, eating fruit, drinking tea, or showering. Just stop
smoking.

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