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  • People usually lie down or sit comfortably in a chair after having dinner, but this is a big mistake you should never make.

  • According to experts, these habits are highly dangerous and can put your health at risk.

  • In this video, I'm about to share with you six things you should never do after eating.

  • 1. Smoking.

  • Smoking is bad enough, but after a meal, it's 10 times the killer.

  • Yep. That's right.

  • Smoking right after a meal is very bad, and if you must do it, you should wait at least a couple of hours after the meal.

  • Cigarette contain nicotine, a substance that binds to oxygen, your body desperately needs for digestion, which makes your body absorb carcinogens.

  • According to several studies, smoking a cigarette after a meal has the same effect as smoking 10 cigarettes at once.

  • And increases your risk of bowel and lung cancer significantly as well!

  • 2. Never go to bed after a meal.

  • Lying down for a nap or sleeping after a meal is the favorite thing of millions of people, but this habit is not healthy at all.

  • When we lie down, some digestive juices from your stomach flow back to the esophagus because of gravitational force.

  • Due to its acidic nature, it can burn the inner layer of the esophagus, causing acid reflux.

  • 3. Never rush to shower after a meal.

  • Waiting 30 minutes after eating a meal in order to take a shower is the best suggestion one could give on this topic.

  • Digestion needs a lot of energy and blood flow in our body, but when we take a warm water shower, blood flows towards your skin to release off the heat, thus making it difficult to digest.

  • 4. Drinking tea.

  • Teas are healthy, but shouldn't be consumed after a meal.

  • Drinking tea after having a meal can interfere with the iron absorption in your body, as tea contains tannic acid, which binds to the iron and protein from our food.

  • This can result in 87 percent decrease in iron absorption and even iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, dizziness, weakness, and fatigue.

  • 5. Eat your fruits and vegetables before not after a meal.

  • Fruits are recommended by almost everyone, be it some expert or dietician, or just some inexperienced housewife.

  • But few of them know that fruits just after any meal can be harmful, and thus neglect to mention it to you.

  • Fruits are the easiest to digest and just take 20 minutes to travel from your stomach to intestines where they are finally digested.

  • Bananas and dates being the two exceptions.

  • So, when you eat a fruit after a meal it gets stuck with the food, thus not traveling in time to the intestines, and getting spoiled as a result, thus spoiling food, too.

  • 6. Avoid cold water after a meal.

  • The reason is very simple.

  • Ice water does not let the food digest properly because it causes clumping of food.

  • Hot warm water helps absorb nutrients better.

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People usually lie down or sit comfortably in a chair after having dinner, but this is a big mistake you should never make.

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6 Things You Should Never Do After Eating

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    Nina posted on 2019/11/30
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