The holidays are often marked with over eating. Even the most health conscious of people can forget to pay attention to what and how much they are eating.
Many people believe that it will not harm if they overeat for small period of time of holidays. They think that the small amount of over eating for a short period of time will not adversely affect their bodies. But will it?
Nutritionists and dietitians say that overeating can cause indigestion and headaches. Additionally, scientists say that there can be both short term and long term side effects of overeating.
The immediate side effect of overeating is indigestion can vary in intensity. Gaining weight is another concern. Other major side effects include nausea and drowsiness after heavy meals. Heavy meals can also cause pain in gallbladder. Overeating can also hamper one's reflexes.
Eating more means that the stomach has to work harder to digest and process food. This causes increased amounts of blood to rush to the digestive system in order to cope with the overload. This inhibits blood and nutrients from reaching other parts of the body. This is a real threat to people with cardiovascular illnesses, and it can result in cardiovascular arrest and high blood pressure.