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Seven Foods You Should Never Have On An Empty Stomach

It is common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you didn’t know that, now you do. However, did you know that you can’t just eat anything you feel like that early in the morning? Most people will go for a cup of coffee in the morning, some yogurt or some fresh orange juice when thinking of the perfect breakfast. Sadly, very few people know what to and what not to eat on a completely empty stomach. In this article, you will get to learn more about the foods that you should avoid eating in the morning.

They include:

1.Tomatoes

Tomatoes
Tomatoes

Tomatoes are packed with vitamin C and many other nutrients. However, you should avoid eating tomatoes on an empty stomach because it contains tannic acid. This acid will lead to an increase in the amount of acid that’s already in your stomach which could cause gastric problems that are often painful. So if you already have stomach problems such as ulcers, it’s best to stay away from such acidic foods for your own well-being.

2.Carbonated Drinks

Carbonated Drinks
Carbonated Drinks

A lot of people believe that it’s okay to drink soft drinks at any time of the day. However, this is not advisable. When you drink soft drinks without having eaten anything else, your stomach is likely to get very bloated. Even worse, you might end up increasing the level of acid in your stomach. The long-term effect of this is esophageal cancer. When the acid level in your stomach is too high, erosion could also occur. When you drink a lot of carbonated water, you will cause mutation Tues to occur. So think a bit more before you reach for that bottle of soda next time, will you?

3.Shortcrust/Puff pastries

Shortcrust Puff pastries
Shortcrust/Puff pastries

Early in the morning, most people will reach for the first thing they see in the kitchen or dining table, eat it and rush out of the house. One of the first and easiest things to grab is a quick snack such as puff pastries. While they might make you feel fuller, they are not the best. These snacks are packed with yeast which end up irritating your stomach lining.

4.Spicy Foods

Spicy Foods
Spicy Foods

While spices easily improve the taste of your food as well as the smell, spicy foods are not the best to eat on an empty stomach. This is because they easily cause stomach irritation which later turns into cramps and even acidic reactions. Since they have a very sharp smell and also taste, they easily trigger indigestion. Examples of spices you should avoid on an empty stomach include hlot chili, garlic, and ginger.

5.Sweets

Sweets
Sweets

Sugar may be very easy to digest but when it enters an empty stomach, it prevents your body from secreting sufficient insulin required to maintain its required levels in your blood. When this happens, you can easily get eye problems. Even worse, sweets disrupt the balance of acids and alkalines in your body. So, if you have diabetes or if you’re at risk of contracting it, avoid sweets altogether.

Sugar may be very easy to digest but when it enters an empty stomach, it prevents your body from secreting sufficient insulin required to maintain its required levels in your blood. When this happens, you can easily get eye problems. Even worse, sweets disrupt the balance of acids and alkalines in your body. So, if you have diabetes or if you’re at risk of contracting it, avoid sweets altogether.

6.Yoghurt

Yoghurt
Yoghurt

Yogurt contains a lot of lactic acid bacteria which undoubtedly have a lot of health benefits. That said, the lactic acid becomes ineffective on an empty stomach thanks to the amount of acid in your stomach. This ends up killing the lactic acid bacteria that is found in such milk products and in turn leads to even more acidity. As such, it’s best to eat your yogurt as a snack preferably an hour or two after you have eaten a good meal, and never on an empty stomach.

7.Pears

Pears

Pears contain large amounts of crude fiber. When you eat it on an empty stomach, you end up harming the delicate mucous membranes. This in turn leads to stomach upsets. As such it is advisable to eat pairs once you have at least eaten something such as oatmeal or other grains.

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