Most of us take a nap or shower after a meal without being aware that these and other habits after eating are slowly destroying our health. Here are 5 things we do after eating that are really dangerous for our body:
Many people can’t resist the temptation of smoking after a meal, but scientists have proven that having a smoke after lunch has the same effect as smoking 10 cigarettes at once! If you must smoke after eating, at least wait for half an hour. Although there’s no scientific evidence to back it up, smoking after eating may worsens IBS and ulcerative colitis symptoms.
Eating fruit should never be done after meals as fruit requires specific enzymes to be fully digested. The body needs a lot of time to absorb nutrients such as sugar from fruits, and eating them right after a meal has been known to cause heartburn, burping and indigestion. This is why experts suggest eating fruit only on an empty stomach.
By taking a nap after sleeping, you might experience bloating or stomachache. Furthermore, one study showed that those who take naps after meals have a higher risk of stroke, so it’s best not to lie down after a meal.
Taking a shower
Taking a shower after eating is more dangerous than previously thought. When you do this, the blood flow to the stomach is reduced, resulting in worse digestion.
Although millions of people drink tea right after a meal, this habit can reduce the iron absorption in your body by a whopping 87%. Tea contains a lot of tannic acid which can bind to iron and protein from food, effectively worsening your digestion and increasing the risk of severe fatigue and other health problems.
Article and image source: organicfoodmedicine.com