Things You Must Not do After Eating

Aug 08, 2019 Kayode Oseh

I guess it is a similar experiences for most of us that after consuming a whole lot of meal we may want to engage in certain activities like eating other things to aid digestion, some may even feel weak and just want to sleep and relax, while other may feel like smoking or bathing. But however, Studies have shown that some things we do after eating which may seem so appealing to us may not actually be that good for our system, they may be doing much harm to us than good.      

Below are things we shouldn't do after eating even when our appetite is yearning for it.

No sleeping

This is a very common experience for most of us. After consuming a whole lot of meal, the next thing we feel like doing is just to go straight to the bed and lie down, i think i am very guilty of this one - to me eating food looks like a great send-off to bed, Sometimes when am having acute insomnia the next thing i do is to find something delicious to eat because i know after that my next destination is straight to the bed.

But however, this is not so good according to experts, sleeping immediately after meal prevents effective digestion. So before you sleep, make sure the digesting process have begun already or better still wait for an one hour before taking a nap or going to bed.           

No smoking

Smokers see this as a good way of digesting their food but however, this is so not a good habit. It is said that smoking after a meal is equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes. No matter how true or false this is, smoking is harmful to your body and you should not smoke after a meal.

No bathing

Blood flow around the stomach is necessary if digestion is to take place. Bathing immediately after meal may redirect blood flow from your stomach to other part of your body and this is not so good because it delays the digestion process.

No fruits

This is a popular culture among many of us, we think that eating fruits after meal is the best way of aiding digestion, well its not. Because if you eat fruits after meal, it can make the food not digest at all and could even lead to food decay in your system. So if you must consume fruits, make sure it is before the original meal itself, in this way digestion will be effective. If you must eat anything after meal, that should be deserts because those are the things that brings about digestion e.g. cakes, biscuits, chocolates and some other confectioneries.          

No tea

Teas are acidic and will affect the digestion process. If you consume protein in the meal, the acid from the tea will harden the protein content, making it difficult to digest. Drinking tea immediately after a meal will also interfere with iron absorption by the body. Avoid tea one hour before and after meals is a good way of preventing this problem.

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