5 Things You Should NEVER Do After Eating!

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

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

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

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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