The one cardinal point about healthy eating is to regulate what you do after a meal. For a lot of us a post-meal cigarette, or a siesta is absolutely irresistible. But beware, you are causing more harm to your body than you can possibly imagine. Here’s a list of 7 things you should never do after a meal!
1. Take a Puff
Smoking is not good for you. Period. Post-meal, before a meal, anytime during the day - it does not matter. Though there is no definitive evidence which determines the ill-effects of smoking after a meal, it is known to aggravate or induce Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) and ulcerative colitis.
Yes, we all know that irresistible slumber-call after a meal. We urge you to fight it. Sleeping right after meals is not advisable. For one, the digestive juices from the stomach rise up the food pipe when you lie down immediately after eating, causing heart burns. Also because a full stomach exerts pressure on the diaphragm, it results is snoring and sleep apnea. Make sure two hours pass after a meal before you sleep.
4. Take A Shower
Optimal blood circulation is extremely important for all our bodily functions. When we take a shower right after eating, blood rushes to the skin to regulate the body temperature (whether you are taking a hot bath or a cold). This affects the digestive processes. Half an hour is a good time to allow after a meal, if you want to shower.