Most people, if not everybody, loves to eat. Who wouldn’t love eating, right? That savory taste that lingers in your mouth is all you’ll need if you have a bad day. If you’re feeling happy, you eat to celebrate. When you’re feeling down, you eat to cheer yourself up. It’s like eating is part of everything we do. It is part of our life. Meals, desserts, or light snacks, it’s just so good filling your stomach with them. Eating is all good, but what comes right after we eat?
Bloating, an upset stomach, constipation. Maybe because of these we start to question ourselves why we ate that many food in the first place. But it’s not like we are not doing it again. The next meal we will eat to our heart’s content like always and then complain about our stomach afterwards. But do you know what? It’s not normal to always feel bloated or constipated after you eat. Then why is this happening, you ask? It’s probably because you are doing certain things when you are eating. In this article, we will let you know why you are feeling bloated after a meal, and how to avoid it.
Have you ever experienced joking around with your family or friends because of your bloated stomach after a meal? Like telling them you are pregnant because your stomach got so big after eating. It’s good to joke around and all, but as we have mentioned, a bloated stomach is not really normal. So why do this thing really happen? Here some of the habits that you are probably doing when you are eating. Take note of all of these so it won’t have to experience being bloated or constipated again next time.
- Drinking lots of water during your meal. Water is very important to have a good health. It helps dissolve and break down foods so you can swallow them without problems. Water also helps when you accidentally choke on your food. However, drinking lots of water during and in the middle of your meal may proved to be not a very good idea. Doing so can lead to bloating and worse, indigestion. What you can do to prevent this from happening is to drink water before eating your food. Especially when you have a scheduled break, drink water an hour before that. You can still drink some water during your meal, but remember to only take sips of it.
- Drinking cold water while you are eating. Drinking cold water or any cold beverages during or immediately right after a meal is bad for you. Others may argue that it is actually good because it helps to burn calories faster. Although their sentiments are considered, is during a meal really the time for you to worry about you calories? Drinking cold water can shrink the blood vessels, making it hard for the food to be digest and the nutrients to be absorbed. If you drink any cold drinks during a meal, the fats that you just ate will solidify