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5 Things You Should Not Do After Your Meal

Highlights
  • There are many small habits that interrupt our digestive processes
  • Smoking affects the intestines and causes irritation in there
  • Drinking tea after having a meal can interfere with the digestion process
Lying down on the bed after a satisfying meal is almost everybody's natural instinct. However, not many of us know that this could be possibly the worst thing to do after eating. There are many small habits like these that interrupt our digestive processes and prove to be dangerous for the body in the long run. There are several things that you should avoid doing right after you eat as they can impact your body unfavourably.  Read on to know more.

According to a Bangalore based Nutritionist, Dr Anju Sood, "Digestion is one of the prime functions of our body. A lot of energy is being consumed by the body during the process.  Heavy gymming, smoking and exercising must be avoided at all costs as they will require more energy."

Smoking

Smoking particularly affects the intestines and causes irritation in there. During the digestion process, the nicotine tends to bind with oxygen in the blood and gets easily absorbed. Smoking after a meal may also increase the risk of bowel cancer.

Drinking Tea

Drinking tea after having a meal can also interfere with the digestion process to a great extent. It happens majorly because of the presence of tannins in it. It is a chemical present in tea or coffee which interferes with the iron absorption capacity of the body.
 
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Drinking tea after having a meal can also interfere with the digestion process to a great extent.

Taking a Shower

It is always advisable to take a bath before having breakfast. If you take a bath after a full meal then there are chances that your digestion will get delayed. During a shower, the blood around the stomach tends to flow to other parts of the body which ultimately hinders the digestion process to a great extent. 

Sleeping

Also, taking a nap after a full meal may not always be relaxing. This happens because while you're sleeping, the body is already working hard to digest the last meal. This can not only lead to indigestion but may also possibly lead to weight gain.
 
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Sleeping after eating can not only lead to indigestion but may also possibly lead to weight gain.

Eating Fruits

Apart from this, fruits play a major role here too. They are undoubtedly one of the healthiest foods to consume. However, there's always a right time when you should eat them. Fruits must always be consumed on an empty stomach to allow maximum absorption. Fruits require different enzymes to digest. If they are consumed just after a meal, then the fibres will not be able to digest properly.

So, it's time to bring a halt to these casual post-meal habits as they can do more harm than good.

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