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  • Eating is considered to be one life's greatest pleasures, but it's important for us to choose

  • foods that will nourish our bodies and help us stay healthy.

  • When it comes to a good meal, the food we choose isn't the only important choice we

  • have to make.

  • Some of the habits we have after eating can negatively affect our body.

  • In today's video we're going to show you what not to do after you eat:

  • Drink tea This might be news to you since some teas

  • are said to improve digestion.

  • The problem is that teas contain phenolic compounds which keep our bodies from absorbing

  • iron.

  • However, if you like drinking tea after you eat, always give priority to the ones that

  • aid in digestion, such as green tea, chai, basil, sage, rosemary, and chamomile.

  • Smoke There's actually never a good time to smoke.

  • Cigarettes contain over 4500 toxic substances which increase the risks of the smoker developing

  • a disease.

  • Even with the amount of information and anti-tobacco campaigns nowadays there are still people

  • who insist on lighting up a cigarette after they eat.

  • Even though there isn't any strong evidence, it's believed that smoking after you eat

  • can cause ulcerative colitis and even worsen the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

  • Nap You always get a little sleepy after eating

  • a good meal.

  • But even though you really want to take a nap, this practice is directly tied to obesity.

  • Furthermore, sleeping with a full stomach increases the risk of heart burn.

  • Depending on the way you lie, part of the food you just ate and gastric fluid could

  • come back up and cause that unpleasant burning sensation.

  • People who snore and go to sleep with a full stomach are putting more pressure on their

  • diaphragm and lessening their sleep quality.

  • Eat fruit Fruit is very healthy, but when you eat it

  • can be very important.

  • When you eat fruit after a meal, it ends up digesting in your stomach with the rest of

  • your food, and can cause flatulence.

  • Take a bath You've probably already heard that our body

  • needs a good blood flow in order to perform its different tasks, one of them being digestion.

  • After a meal, circulation is directed to your abdominal region and all of our blood is aiding

  • digestion.

  • When you take a bath or swim at the beach or pool, your circulation is directed to your

  • extremities in order to stabilize your body temperature.

  • This process can mess up your digestion so you need to wait at least an hour after eating

  • before you go swimming.

  • Walk Just like eating fruit, walking can be bad

  • for your digestion depending on when you do it.

  • Right after a meal, walking can cause acid reflux and indigestion, but if you wait 30

  • minutes it becomes beneficial and can aid digestion and weight loss.

Eating is considered to be one life's greatest pleasures, but it's important for us to choose

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