1. Things You Should Never Do On an Empty Stomach
Healthy foods are many and eating them at the right time during the day is important. According to a study, it is said that there are some foods one must avoid on an empty stomach. Here are some of the other foods and things not to gulp down on an empty tummy, take a look..
2. Aerated Drinks
Sodas are highly acidic and will only add to your stomach acid levels. They can irritate your intestinal lining and cause discomfort leading to cramps and nausea.
There is a reason why doctors state not to pop in pills on an empty stomach. When medication is taken on an empty tummy, it irritates the lining of the stomach and messes with the stomach acid which in turn creates an imbalance in the body.
4. Work out
Don’t work out on an empty stomach. Why? You can lose more muscle mass by working out when you are hungry. Contrary to popular belief, you do not burn more calories by working out on an empty stomach.
When tomatoes are consumed on an empty stomach, these acids react with the gastrointestinal acids in the stomach to create insoluble gels which can then cause stomach calculus, also known as ‘stomach stones’.
Many of us think of coffee the first thing after we wake up. However, it is best we don’t. Apart from increasing the stomach acid levels and causing acidity, it can cause hormonal imbalances that lead to stress and anxiety.
Like coffee, tea too increases stomach acid levels by secreting more gastric acid that can cause heartburn and stomach ulcers.
There are some people who enjoy drinking alcohol on an empty stomach as it intoxicates one quickly. But, did you know this is unhealthy as the ingredients present in the alcohol can burn the lining of the intestine when food is not consumed.
9. Spicy food
Spicy foods especially chillies can irritate the stomach lining, increasing the acidity and cause pain and cramps. And if not paid attention at the right time, can also cause stomach ulcers.
This fresh probitic ingredients is healthy in a lot of ways, but not when consumed on an empty stomach. The good bacteria present in curd react with the lining juices thus causing a tummy upset.
Eating banana with an empty stomach will suddenly increase the magnesium in the body and damage the balance between magnesium and calcium in the blood. Therefore, it is not advisable to consume this food on an empty stomach.
12. Sweet Potatoes
Did you know sweet potatoes contains, tannin and pectin, which will stimulate the stomach wall to secrete more gastric acid, causing heartburn.
An empty stomach will lower your blood sugar and weaken your self control. This tends to make you more irritable and prone to bickering than you would on a full tummy. One anger researcher explains that it takes a lot of fuel to gain self control. No fuel, no self control.