When we have a holiday, all the family members gathered together and enjoy all the kinds of food such as roasted meat, the different types of salads, all of those sweets that are perfectly served. We even don’t know the number of foods we are eating. Having a nap or having some cup of delicious tea or enjoy the desert is what all we want. Yes, it sounds like great ideas. But, if you want to have a healthier lifestyle, you should definitely avoid all of them.
Here is a list of things you should never do after eating:
The first thought most people have after a large meal is having a nap. But, it is really bad for your health. If you lay down after a heavy meal, it will provoke bloating, acid reflux and discomfort. According to a study that was made at the University of Ioannina Medical School proved that it would be best if people wait at least 30 minutes before going to bed after a meal. This can lower the risk of having a stroke.
Dr. D. Raghunatha consults to avoid tea around one hour before and after having a meal as even though tea is rich in tannin, it affects the iron to be absorbed in the blood properly.
Our bodies will truly love to have some fruits after the meal as they are full of vitamins and minerals. But you should know the quantity of fructose they consist. According to Melina Jampolis, physician and nutrition expert, the fruit has almost three times the calorie count as a vegetable and eating more than 100grams per day can lead to weight gain. So, in order to keep a fit body, avoid fruit after a meal.
Go for a walk
Even though many people think that going for a walk after a meal can benefit your body, it has proven by last researches that this is only partly correct. The Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina say that people should go for a walk at least half an hour after having a meal and it should be around 10 minutes. By walking accordingly can avoid heartburns and indigestion.
Taking a shower
Don’t ever take a shower after the meal. When you have a meal, all the energy and the blood flow is focused around the stomach and the intestines in order to digest the food. The brain will give an order to the blood to rush to the limbs to moderate the temperature if you have a shower after the meal. This will end up in bad digestion as of the limited blood flow.
The key to fit body is a combination of a healthy diet and daily exercises. But, there are some times which we fail to take much care of our bodies. Because of that, we want to help you to maintain a healthy body by indicating the top things you shouldn’t do after eating. So, try to follow the above advice to maintain a healthier body.