Foods You Should Never Have On An Empty Stomach

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Foods you should never have on an empty stomach

It is believed that the first we eat in the morning sets the course of the day. Many foods may create problems with your gout if consumed on an empty stomach.  The digestive system needs time to start functioning after long hours of sleep. It is recommended that one should eat breakfast at least two hours after you wake up.

Here is the list of food that should be avoided on an empty stomach:

One should not consume Pears on an empty stomach as it can cause gastric upset and damage gastrointestinal tissues.

The spicy foods are bad for the digestive system. The spicy food also encourages the release of gastric acid, which may lead to the possibilities of gastric disorders.

While sweets initially provide a fast energy boost, blood sugar levels quickly fall, which leads to fatigue and irritability. The sweet foods do not contain healthy nutrients to sustain energy levels or offer other health benefits.

Despite bananas are rich in magnesium but eating bananas on an empty stomach elevate blood pressure levels which could alter cardiac health and performance.

The fruits are a good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. However, the high level of tannic acid that tomatoes contain also stimulate more acid production in the gastrointestinal tract, which could damage tissues and lead to gastric disorders.

Citrus Fruits
The citrus fruits contain a high level of citric acid due to which it can damage the mucous membrane. It also causes heartburn and gastritis when consumed on an empty stomach.

Yeasty Foods
Bread, pastries and other foodstuffs which are made with yeast increase the body’s natural yeast content. The elevated yeast levels also lead to numerous problems from oral and gastric infections to skin eruptions.

Green Vegetables
The green vegetables are a rich source of good source of amino acids, minerals and vitamins. But the vegetables also contain the product which leads to abdominal discomfort in the form of heartburn.

Fermented Milk Products
Yogurt and other cultured or fermented dairy products provide a wealth of probiotics. However, when the fermented milk consumed on an empty stomach, the hydrochloric acid content destroys the healthy bacteria, which negates any benefit.

Cold Carbonated Beverages
The cold temperature slows down blood circulation in the gastrointestinal tract, which slows down the digestive process. The carbonation can also be detrimental to the delicate mucosa.

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