10 Things You Should Never Do After Eating

Did you know that some common things we do after eating could eventually affect your general health? These are the things you should never do after taking your meal:

1. Smoke

Smoking one cigarette after a meal is equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes. This can increase the risk of bowl cancer and lung cancer.  So, the best suggestion, steer clear of them.

2. Sleep

Sleeping is an essential part of our life. Going to bed right after a meal could lead to bloating, discomfort, and abnormal sleeping patterns. Please try to engage with others activities instead of sleeping right after your meal.

3. Drinking of tea and coffee

The both have their benefis when consumed in a limited. Obviously, excess of anything is harmful. It is suggested by most nutritionists that tea should be consumed at least one hour after any meal.

4. Shower

Taking a bath after food increases blood floe to every other part of the body except the stomach. It leads to indisgestion and digestive problems. Waiting 30 minutes after a meal in order to take a shower is the best suggestion.

5. Eating fruits

Fruits need special kind of enzymes and more time to get digested. Eating fruits after a meal can cause indigestion, flactulance or heartburn.

6. Loosening the belt

Well, most people suggest that you do not do this after a meal, do not loosen the belt. It is just a sign that you have eaten a lot more than was necessary, which in short, is bad.

7. Drinking of cold water

Avoid drinking of cold water immediately after taking a meal. Cold water does not allow to digest the food properly as it causes bunching of food, which may increases the chances of constipation.

8. Walking

Many people say that as soon as you finish a meal, the best things to do is go for a walk. But researches say that, you should wait at least 30 minutes before taking a walk. Go for a walk right after a meal can result in acid reflux and indigestion.

9. Gym

Going gym and doing exercises is a good option to shape your body and looks awesome. But it is a really not good to join the gym and doing heavy exercises right after your meal. After eating your stomach needs rest and time to digest, the food you have eaten.

10. Brushing your teeth

Normally, people would say that it is important to brush your teeth after eating. Yes, it is vital for dental health but do not do it immediately after eating. When you are done eating, it is recommended to wait abaout 30 minutes before brushing your teeth


  • Norkhairisa Binti Mohd Khalid adalah pelajar Fakulti Filem, Teater dan Animasi (FiTA) UiTM.
  • Dr. Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar adalah Pensyarah Kanan dan Timbalan Dekan Penyelidikan dan Jaringan Industri (FiTA) UiTM.

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