Four things you should never do after eating

To avoid some serious health complications we decided to share these few things with you.

First and probably the most important one is Sleep. Going to sleep right after you eat can increase the chances of having a stroke. A study at the University of Ioannina Medical School in Greece, which was focused on 500 people, 250 who had experienced strokes and another 250 who were diagnosed acute coronary syndrome, found that the people who waited the longest between a meal and going to bed were at the lowest risk for a stroke (read more). The gastroesophageal reflux (acid reflux) is caused by the valve between the esophagus and stomach not closing all the way. So, if the valve doesn’t close all the way, it allows the stomach acid to go back up in your throat, and cause a burning sensation. Laying down flat on your back after a meal can aggravate this condition. Heartburn is caused by an excess of stomach acid, which results in a burning sensation, which can spread up from in your chest. Burping can also be present. All of this can make it difficult to get a good sleep.

Number two would be Smoking. Despite being harmful generally, it is even worse if you smoke after a meal. The nicotine in cigarettes binds to the excess oxygen (needed in digestion), which then allow your body to absorb more carcinogens than normally.

3. Shower. When we take a shower, the blood flow increases to the hands and feet, which causes less blood flow around the stomach and weakens the digestive system. This can usually cause stomach pains.

You probably thought that you could eat fruit at any time. Actually it is best to eat fruits on an empty stomach. Fruits require different enzymes to digest, and the sugars in it need time to get absorbed completely by the body. You will get all the benefits from the nutrients, simple sugars and fiber with an empty stomach. If you eat a fruit after a meal, it will remain in the stomach for an extended period, and rots in the gut. This will increase the chances for indigestion, burping, heartburn and other discomforts.