Tendencies are things we do all the time without thinking about them. Still, we should always try to change some of our habits, especially if they hurt our health or our overall well-being.
Today, we’re going to talk about a few things that most of us do right after we eat that can be very bad for our health.
A lot of us don’t know about some of these things, and even those of us who do know about some of them think it’s very hard not to do them.
1. Cleaning up after eating
The vast majority of people want to take a shower after they eat, but this is bad for our bodies. When we take a shower right after we eat, it slows down the flow of blood to our stomach. This slows down the way our food is broken down, which can cause stomach pain and spasms.
Instead, you should wait at least 30 minutes before doing the dishes.
2. Wearing tight clothes when you eat or after you eat
When we eat in tight clothes, our midsections get squeezed, which can lead to acid reflux.
To avoid this, we should always wear loose clothes while we eat, and even after we eat, so that our food can fully digest.
When eating a big meal, you should give your stomach enough time to break down the food. This means that if you eat a big meal while wearing clothes that are too tight, you may get indigestion. Clearly, you don’t want that to happen. As much as you could, wear free and easy.
3. Falling asleep after a meal
The majority of us eat very late at night, which makes us feel tired. No matter how tired you are, you should never sleep right after eating.
The reason is that when we lie down after eating, the digestive juices in our stomach flow backwards into our food pipe. This can make our bodies go crazy with stress
Instead, you should sit down for about 45 minutes to let the food digest. After that, you can rest.
4. Having tea after a meal
Taking tea after a meal may not seem like a bad idea, but it is.
Studies have shown that tea contains phenolic compounds, which can make it hard for our bodies to absorb supplements like iron.
If we want to drink tea, it shouldn’t be after dinner. A time span of 30 minutes is wise.
5. Eating natural things right after eating
“There is the best time for everything,” as the saying goes. Organic foods have many health benefits, but eating them right after dinner is a bad idea.
The reason is that natural foods have simple sugars in them, which can make them easier to digest than our usual foods. When we take natural products right after we finish eating, they don’t get to our digestive tracts fast enough. Instead, they stay with our food and break down before they get to our digestive tracts, where they would have been handled. Instead, we should wait a little while and let our food break down before eating natural foods.