Did you know that some things we do after eating can have serious consequences for our health? As much as we love indulging in a nice nap after a meal, it’s actually a really bad habit!
Here are the 5 things you should avoid after having a meal:
Going to bed or taking a nap right after eating can often cause discomfort, gas pains, and bad sleep. Studies show that people who go to bed hours after having a meal have fewer chances of suffering from a stroke or heart attack.
Unfortunately, this is a wildly popular habit among smokers. Studies have said that the damage from one cigarette after a meal is the same as smoking 10 cigarettes at once.
Taking A Shower
We bet you’ve never heard this one! When we take a shower, our blood rushes to our hands and legs meaning that there is less blood flow to our stomach, leading to the incapacity of the body to absorb the necessary ingredients.
Fresh fruit is best to consume on an empty stomach, not after a big meal. The stomach has trouble digesting fruit which means you won’t get the essential nutrients!
If you drink tea right after eating, you’re preventing your body to absorb iron from food. The absorption of iron reduces by 87% and can result in anemia, pale skin, cold hands and feet, dizziness, and loss of appetite.
This is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional.