Most of the people enjoy lying down after a meal or relaxing on the
couch while watching a TV show or a movie. This habit and many other
common habits should never be done after eating but we still do them
without knowing how unhealthy they are.
Here are 5 things you must never do after eating lunch or dinner.
The growth of social media and waning in-person contact has led Former
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to label loneliness a worldwide epidemic.
And it could be lethal.
Smoking is harmful no matter when you do it, however it is particularly
harmful after a meal because of the nicotine which binds to the excess
oxygen that is essential during digestion thus making the body absorb
more carcinogens than usual. You should wait at least a couple of hours
after a meal and then smoke a cigarette. Some studies have discovered
that smoking a cigarette after a meal is just as harmful as smoking ten
cigarettes at once. This bad habit can also increase the risk of lung
and bowel cancer.
Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology at Brigham Young
University, has found in her research that loneliness reduces people’s
life spans by the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Eating fruit is very healthy if done at the right time. The body uses
different enzymes to digest fruits and it needs more time to absorb the
sugars in the fruits. This is why you should eat fruit before a meal on
an empty stomach which will allow you to benefit from all the nutrients.
Eating fruit after a meal can result in indigestion, heartburn, burping
and other discomforts.
Sleeping right after a meal can lead to discomfort, bloating and odd
sleeping patterns because the stomach will burn through the night. The
University of Ioannina Medical School conducted a study which discovered
that people who wait longer after eating have lower risk of experiencing
a stroke. You should not eat at least a few hours before going to sleep.
Sitting all day increases risk for a raft of different cancers, a 2014
If you shower right after a meal the blood flow in the limbs increase
which results with a reduced blood flow to the stomach. This makes the
digestive system weak and unable to function properly which can lead to
Researchers included in their meta-analyses data from four million
people involving how often they sat to watch TV, do work, and commute.
Drinking tea after dinner interferes with the absorption of iron in the
body. The tannic acid in the tea also prevents the body from getting the
nutrients from fruit because it binds with the protein and iron.
Statistics show that drinking tea after dinner reduces iron absorption
up to 87%. Iron deficiency leads to anemia which results in chest pain,
brittle nails, poor appetite, extreme fatigue, dizziness, weakness, cold
hands and feet and pale skin.
Each two-hour increase in sitting time upped people’s risks for colon,
endometrial, and lung cancers, regardless of whether they still
exercised during the day.
We hope you have learned something new today and that you will try to
follow these tips. Make sure you remember them anytime you want to lie
down, eat fruit, shower or drink tea after a meal. Smoking is mentioned
last because it is unhealthy no matter when you do it so try to get rid
of it for good.
Sleep loss 失眠
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called sleep
deprivation a public health problem, as some 50 to 70 million people in
the US have sleep or wakefulness disorder.
Professor Valery Gafarov, of the World Health Organisation, noted in
2015 that insufficient sleep raises the risk of stroke and heart attack
to similar degrees as regular cigarette use.
“Poor sleep should be considered a modifiable risk factor for
cardiovascular disease along with smoking, lack of exercise, and poor
diet,” he said.
Indoor tanning may seem like a more controlled version of regular
sunbathing, but both are potentially more dangerous than smoking.
In 2014, researchers published a study in JAMA that found indoor tanning
alone led to more cases of skin cancer than smoking did with lung
“Given the large number of skin cancer cases attributable to indoor
tanning, these findings highlight a major public health issue,” the
Poor diet 饮食不良
A wealth of evidence has found that sugary, processed foods high in
saturated fats can expose people to potentially fatal diseases at
similar, if not greater, rates than smoking.
In 2016, researchers studying the mortality risks from poor diet
concluded the death rates exceeded those of alcohol, drugs, unprotected
sex, and tobacco combined.