Foods You Shouldn’t Eat On Empty Stomach

Foods You Shouldn’t Eat On Empty Stomach


When we are hungry, we don’t look for what’s available. We eat anything that comes in our hands. At that moment, the decision might not seem at all bad, but later on, that food wreaks havoc inside our empty stomachs. We end up being more miserable than before.


This is because our stomach contains acid that helps break down food particles. Certain food, when we eat, can react with those acids and cause problems in our digestive system. Hence, we have compiled a list of 7 different types of foods that you shouldn’t eat on an empty stomach.

1. Spicy food:


Nothing makes the food quite tasty as those spicy does. It is a dream for everyone to wake up and eat their favorite food. But eating spicy and chilly food on an empty stomach irritates our stomach lining. This leads to acidic reactions and cramps. They are pungent in nature and normally trigger indigestion, which is why many westerners have a hard time eating Indian spice food.

2. Sugary foods or drinks:


It is a common notion that drinking a glass of fruit juice is an ideal way to start your day. But in reality, it is just the opposite. As drinking fruit juice puts a lot of pressure on our pancreas, which is still waking up from our sleep. Hence, it needs something light.

Moreover, drinks and sugary food have sugar, which is fructose in its basic form. This can overload your liver when we have an empty stomach. Hence, we suggest you skip any processed sugar or drink juice at breakfast.

3. Aerated drinks:


Aerated drinks taste so much better; you can eat virtually anything with them. As the proverb goes: It is too good to be true. That is the case with an aerated drink which are harmful for our stomach no matter when we eat. But it is worst when we eat them with an empty stomach.

The carbonated acids in those aerated drinks mix with your stomach acids and cause various health issues like gas and nausea. Normally the carbonated acid is let out of the body, but when there is no food, you are just introducing more acid into the digestive system, which is not good in any situation.

4. Cold beverages:


Waking yourself to warm water and honey is the best thing you can do to your stomach. But not everyone is that strong-willed and give in to our temptation to a cold iced beverage.

The only problem with this is that when an icing beverage enters your stomach, it may damage your mucous membrane. This can make your digestion sluggish for the rest of the day and even the next day in many cases. While a lukewarm helps starts your system and metabolism in a slow and ideal way.

5. Citrus fruits:


It is a worldwide fact that eating fruits only benefits our body. But a lessen fact is that citrus fruit contains acids and fructose. From what we learned, from the above points is that those don’t help. Plus, Citrus fruits have fiber, and too much of it can slow our digestive system if our stomach is empty. Hence, we advise that you avoid eating guava and oranges in the early morning.

6. Raw vegetables:


This one is from diet-conscious people who believe that eating salads is always a great idea, no matter what time of the day it is.

But in reality, raw vegetables or salads have a high dose of coarse fiber. If we eat on an empty stomach, they put extra load on our digestive system as they are hard to digest. They can also cause flatulence and abdominal pain if we eat them on an empty stomach.

Starting your day with a cup of coffee is as common as watching TV. It seems to be an easy way to break from sleeping.

But coffee also contains acid, and if you have learned anything from this article, you would know that drinking acid empty stomach is not a good idea.

You might have seen many people release gastritis early morning, it is due to coffee or tea.

We are sure many of you might not be aware of the facts that we mentioned. It will take time to change your habits. But for the good of your body and mind, we suggest you skip these foods on an empty stomach.
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