5 Things You Should Never Do After Eating (Especially #4!)

  • Sleep

Doing to sleep right after eating will cause your stomach to “burn” through the night, which will result in discomfort, bloating and odd sleeping patterns. And, I really think that you’ll be surprised when we tell you that a recent study has discovered that people who waited at least 1-2 hours after eating (to go to sleep), were less likely to have a stroke. This means that you should eat at least 1-2 before sleep.

  • Smoke

According to the experts (if you smoke) you should wait at least 1-2 hours after eating. WHY – because the nicotine in cigarettes binds with the excess oxygen (which is very important in the digestion process), and allows your body to absorb more carcinogens than usual. According to a study, smoking right after a meal is very dangerous for you. It also increases the risk of bowel and lung cancer.

  • Shower

The experts claim that when we shower, we increase the blood flow in our hands, legs, and body; and decrease the blood flow in our stomach. This weakens the digestive system, causing it to become inefficient, which usually results in stomach problems.

  • Eat Fruit

The best time to eat fruit is on an empty stomach, because fruits require different enzymes to digest and the simple sugars in fruits need time to be absorbed by the body. When your stomach is empty, you’ll benefit from all the nutrients, fiber and simple sugars found in the fruit. But, if you consume fruit right after a meal, the fruit will remain in the stomach for an extended period of time (which can cause indigestion, heartburn, burping and other discomforts).

  • Drink Tea

And last, but not least important – tea! YES, I really think that you’ll be shocked when we tell you that drinking tea right after a meal will disrupt the iron absorption process. The tannic acid found in tea binds with the protein and iron in our food, which means that our body can’t digest them properly. This results in an 87% decrease in iron absorption! Low levels of iron can trigger anemia, extreme fatigue, weakness, pale skin, chest pain, dizziness, cold hands and feet, brittle nails, and poor appetite.