5 Things You Should Not Do after Having a Meal
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5 Things You Should Not Do after Having a Meal


There are a lot of rules when it comes to healthy lifestyle. Of course, some of them are simply myths, while others have been proven wrong. But there are still some main healthy rules people should follow if they want to stay healthy all their lives.

Today we have decided to share with you some rules which you probably do not know about. And they are all connected to the things we do after having a meal.

People often do not realize that some of these things are not very good for one’s body. If you want to have a healthy lifestyle it is better to avoid doing the following things.

#1 Smoking

If you ask me, nobody should be smoking if they care about their health. It is no secret that smoking is bad for one’s health. However, even if a person smokes, they should not do it after having a meal and the reason for this is that a single cigarette at this time of the day is equal to 10. Can you imagine this?

The reason for this horrible fact is that after a meal, the human body absorbs more nicotine than usual. In fact, 10 times more than usual. So, make sure you stop smoking after a meal.

#2 Going for a walk

The assumption that it is best to have a walk after having a meal is not as healthy as many people believe. In fact, it turns out that after having a meal it is best to take a rest for a while. In half an hour, for example, one may go out for a walk, but they should not go immediately after having their meal.

The reason for this is the formation of gastric acids. And as a result one may feel uncomfortable and a little bit sick even. That is why it is best not to go for a walk right after having a meal.

#3 Taking a shower

Usually after having a meal people feel sleepy and tired and simply want to have a nap, but sometimes, due to the lack of time, they are in a hurry and need to take a shower after having a meal. This is not the best thing to do because when people have a hot shower, their body temperature rises and thus the blood flow to their hands and feet increases.

And this means that the blood flow to the stomach area decreases and it is harder for your stomach to process the food in it. That is why you should not take a shower after a meal but wait for at least an hour to do so.

#4 Going to bed

As I mentioned above, one of the first things people want to do after having a meal is to have a nap or simply go to bed. However, it is also no secret that this is not the best thing to do after having a meal. When one goes to sleep after that, they make it harder for their stomach to digest the food in it.

This also means that if people do this regularly their metabolism gets lazy and slows down. As a result one begins to gain weight and not only this, but it could even lead to infections and stomachache.

#5 Having fruits

It is normal to have a dessert after a meal and people often have fruits since they contain a lot of vitamins and are very healthy. However, surprisingly enough, having fruits after a meal is not the best time of the day.

The reason for this is that when there is quite a lot of food in one’s stomach when they have fruits, they would be digested later and it would take more time. And there is a risk that the fruits may rot in the stomach because they would not be digested on time.

It is much better to have a fruit before your meal, or in between meals. This way your body will be able to digest it faster. Having in mind the proper time of having different kinds of foods can really help you lead a normal and healthy lifestyle.

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