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What to Avoid Doing After Eating

As the old adage goes, "you are what you eat." Good nutrition is essential if you want to live a long and healthy life. Getting the most out of your food, on the other hand, needs far more than just exceptional taste. The majority of Nigerians eat merely to satisfy their hunger, which is untrue. If you want to get the most out of your diet, you'll need to break a few habits. Some things you can perform after you eat will not only prevent you from getting the most out of your meal, but they will also put you at risk for constipation, indigestion, and other serious health issues. It's even feasible that you'll die as a result of it.

You've probably heard that you shouldn't sleep just after eating, but have you thought about what else you shouldn't do? Here are a few things you should never do after eating that you may not have known about. 

1. Don't drink any water. 

This will undoubtedly surprise you! 

While it is generally recommended that you drink at least 8 glasses of water each day, drinking immediately after or even during meals can be problematic. Cold water can also cause cramps and cause digestion to be slowed. 

2. A bath after a meal 

This might come as a shock to you. Showering after a meal is, without a doubt, a bad idea. Showering 30 minutes before or after eating is advised, but not immediately thereafter. 

When we shower, blood travels to our hands and legs, which means less blood reaches our stomach, preventing the body from absorbing important nutrients. 

3. Finish with a piece of fruit. 

Fruit is, in fact, a good choice for a post-meal snack. However, eating fruit, especially fruit, after a big meal on an empty stomach is clearly a bad idea. When you eat a fruit shortly after a meal, it becomes stuck in your intestines and won't move through. Because it pampers them, this destroys the meal they take away. 

4. After you've finished eating, loosen your belt.

 Always let out a sigh of relief before eating. Don't try to loosen it after you've eaten if you didn't solve it before you ate. 

5. Immediately go to bed after eating. 

Going to bed or sleeping quickly after a large meal can cause a range of health problems, including discomfort, gas pain, and sleeplessness. 

6. Brush your teeth right after you eat. 

We all know how important it is to brush your teeth before going to bed. Brushing your teeth just after dinner or after each meal, on the other hand, can be extremely harmful to your teeth. After eating, brushing your teeth removes the enamel layers. 

After waiting at least 30 minutes, brush your teeth. 

7. Do not drive after eating. 

After eating, it's not a good idea to get behind the wheel since your food needs to digest, and driving interferes with that process. 

8. After a meal, don't smoke. 

Despite the fact that not everyone smokes, the vast majority of smokers do so after eating, which is exceedingly unhealthy. 

It's bad enough to smoke, but it's ten times worse after eating. This is because cigarettes contain at least sixty carcinogens (the substances that can cause cancer). 

After a meal, tea or coffee should never be consumed. 

Drinking tea or coffee after a meal is actually a smart idea. However, most nutritionists recommend waiting at least an hour after each meal to drink tea. Wait at least one hour after each meal.

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