Health & Lifestyle

6 Things You Should Keep in ‘Never to Do’ List after Dinner

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You may often get rebuked by your parents especially during your childhood for the things you did just after having your night meal. They may often tell you not to do this, not to do that, and you may get irritated, but that was all for a good reason which played a major role in your present health status. 

Our lifestyle and foods have a great impact on our body and moreover what you did after having a meal plays a major role.  Often, we do some tasks after a meal, which slows down the digestion process. This leads to indigestion of food. Due to this, we become easy prey of many diseases.  

Let’s know, what are the things we should keep in ‘never to do’ list after  dinner

1. Don’t think of smoking after dinner

Smoking is bad enough for your health, but after a meal, it’s become a killer. Cigarettes contain at least sixty carcinogens which may lead to cancer. So, cigarettes are ten times worse for you than you think to have right after your meals. Moreover, it’s a very bad idea to get addicted to smoking. In short, they are bad for you all the time.  

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2. No fruits after dinner

Fruits are the healthiest foods which you can have at any time except just right after your dinner.  According to the expert dietician, fruits just after any meal can be harmful.  Fruits are the easiest to digest, and just take 20 minutes to travel from your stomach to intestines, where they are finally digested (bananas and dates being the two exceptions). So when you eat a fruit after a meal, it gets stuck with the food, thus not traveling in time to the intestines, and getting spoiled as a result, thus ultimately spoiling food too. 

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3. No tea after dinner

Tea or coffee, both are prohibited to drink right after your dinner. They both have their benefits when consumed in a limited or moderate amount. It’s a very bad idea to think of tea or coffee after your meal. It is suggested by most nutritionists that tea should be consumed at least one hour after any meal.  

4.Don’t think of taking bathe after meals

At least wait for just 30 minutes after a meal in order to take a shower. You should remember that digestion needs a lot of energy and blood flow in our body. Many people are not aware of the fact that when we take a warm water shower, blood flows towards your skin to release off the heat, thus making it more difficult to digest.

 

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5. Going for walks right after your dinner is a bad idea

You can go if you want to, but you need to remember that it will lead to some serious acid reflux and indigestion. You can go for a walk after a meal, but after at least 30 minutes which is perfectly healthy. 

 

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6. Don’t sleep immediately after dinner

You may feel quite dizzy just after you complete your dinner. But you have to control yourself from doing so. When you lie down, many digestive juices travel in the opposite direction, and into your food pipe, thus corroding the inner layer. You may get the burning sensation when you lie down after a meal. That’s your food pipe corroding. You can engage yourself in the activity you like most, television, chatting with friends and family, but DO NOT sleep immediately after taking your meal.  



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