Have you ever asked yourself about the consequences of your action after eating? Well, you will be surprised to know that a vast majority of the ingrained habits that you engage in have a negative impact on your health.
As you already know, digestion starts in the mouth and continues in the stomach and the small intestines where the body absorbs different nutrients such vitamins, proteins and minerals. When your digestion is off beat, it will affect how your body absorbs nutrients. Show More
If this happens, you will feel tired which will affect your daily activities.
Want to know which habits you need to quit after eating?
Besides being a bad habit after all, smoking after eating is really bad. You should wait for at least 2-3 hours because the nicotine in the cigarettes binds for the oxygen needed for digestion. This way your body will absorb more carcinogens than normal, one cigarette being equal to 10 at once, just after eating.
You may think that the habit of eating fruit whenever you want it is a good one. But you should know that fruit have to be ate in the morning, on an empty stomach because they need specific enzymes to be digested. Eating fruit before or after your meal may cause slow digestion and discomfort by bloating your stomach.
A vast majority of people love eating a late-night dinner while watching or streaming their favorite TV show or movie. Immediately after the meal, per study, people go to the bed. As you already know, the food in your belly needs time to digest. The only way this is going to happen is if your body remains upright. Why? In this position, the body is able to absorb the nutrients efficiently.
Apart from that, you will place yourself at risk of diseases like Gastroesophageal reflux disease or heartburn. This happens when the contents in your stomach find their way up your esophagus towards your mouth. As the stomach acid travels up the esophagus, it creates a burning sensation in your throat.
If you continue with the habit of eating and sleeping immediately, you will place your body at risk of digestive problems.
Despite all the benefits it brings, taking a shower immediately after eating is not recommended. Why? It interferes with your digestion. The reason for this is because there is less blood flow to and around your stomach. In addition, it weakens your digestive system.
Want to enjoy a shower after eating? Wait a an hour or so before rushing to the bathroom to shower.
Although tea has many benefits, drinking a cup immediately after eating will interfere with the absorption of iron. As you already know, iron is a crucial nutrient that provides life giving oxygen to the organs. That is not all. It plays a crucial role towards blood cell production. The tannic acid found in tea hampers the absorption of iron. If the level of iron drops in the body, it will trigger anaemia.
So, when you eat from now on, think about these 5 points and try not to do them.
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