After having a dinner, a number of people have a tendency to lay down and watch a movie or just chill without knowing that this is a terrible habit which can be extremely harmful to their overall health.
Going to bed right after having a meal, it is more likely to experience discomfort, bloating and other sleeping patterns because this can cause your stomach to burn during the night.
A study conducted by the University of Ioannina Medical School found that people who waited a longer period of time to go to bed after having a meal, had less chance of experiencing a stroke. So, make sure not to eat at least a few hours before going to sleep.
The best time to eat fruit is before a meal on an empty stomach due to the fact that fruits require different enzymes in order to digest. Also, the sugars contained in fruit need more time so they can be completely absorbed.
Do not forget to mention that you will obtain the best benefits from all the nutrients, fiber and other sugars when your stomach is empty. Eating fruit after a meal, on the other hand, can cause heartburn, indigestion, and burping.
Most people are aware that smoking is extremely harmful to their health and yet they still continue with this terrible habit, and they even do it right after having a meal.
It is very important to wait a few hours after having a meal and then smoke a cigarette because cigarettes contain nicotine which can bind to the excess oxygen essential for digestion, thus allowing the body to absorb more carcinogens than usual.
According to some 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.
Showering right after having a meal can increase the blood flow in the hands and legs, thus reducing the blood flow in the stomach. This will weaken the digestive system, causing it to become inefficient, which can cause stomach pains.
Drinking tea right after having dinner can interfere with the iron absorption. The tea has a tannic acid which can bind with iron and protein in our food.
It is scientifically proven that in many cases this results in 87% decrease in absorption of iron. Lack of iron can cause anemia, thus causing pale skin, poor appetite, chest pain, cold feet and hands, dizziness, weakness, and extreme fatigue.
So, you can conclude that there are certain things that you should avoid right after having a meal. Make sure to make a mental note of the time and leave some space in between eating fruit, drinking tea, or lying down!
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