Most people enjoy taking a short nap after eating, but apparently, such habits pose serious health risks.
Therefore, we reveal 4 things you should avoid doing after having a meal:
If you drink a cup of tea after your dinner, you should know that it can interfere with the iron absorption. Namely, tea contains tannic acid which binds with iron and protein in the foods, and this reduces the iron absorption by 87%.
Iron deficiency causes anemia, dizziness, weakness, extreme fatigue, pale skin, chest pain, poor appetite, and cold feet and hands.
Smoking is an extremely harmful habit, but numerous people do not decide to quit it. Smokers enjoy smoking after a meal, but cigarettes contain nicotine that binds to the excess of oxygen which is vital for digestion.
In this way, the body absorbs more carcinogens than usual. Researchers have found that smoking a cigarette after a meal is the same as smoking 10 cigarettes at once.
This practice raises the risk of bowel and lung cancer as well.
Workout after eating
The secret to a fabulous physique lays the fact that an exercise is most effective when done after you have eaten. Although this is not what we were often told as kids (and out parents were right to a point), the truth is that timing is again everything.
At times, exercising after a meal can lead to cramping or stitching, especially in exercises related to active swimming or rock climbing. However, if done right, this habit will reboot your metabolism in no time, while boosting your digestive tract and improving the exercising performance as well.
Digestion is crucial and it can be done right in cases when the human organism is receiving enough blood flow, or around 80%, all of which goes directly into the muscles.
Still, working out right after a meal can cause a one-on-one battle between the muscles and the digestive tract, as both need the blood flow provided at the time.
If the blood flow is unevenly divided, the quality of both the workout and its after-effects will be forever lost.
In addition, the muscles tend to use up all energy that is available to them, so when you are full, blood sugars are the first thing they will attach to.
This means that instead of engaging into a more complicated process of breaking down food, the muscles use the first thing that pops out, leaving the body untrained to the extent it needs.
On the other hand, this doesn’t entail working out on an empty stomach, either.
Conclusion: The best time to engage into a healthy practice that will serve your weight-loss goal is one hour after eating. This will enable the body to avoid cramps and will stimulate the digestive tract enough so magic can happen!
Sleeping right after a meal
Taking a nap after a meal will lead to sleeping issues, discomfort, and bloating. Researchers at the University of Ioannina Medical School found that people who waited for a longer period of time before they went to bed after a meal had a significantly reduces the risk of stroke.