Why it is not good to drink coffee on an empty stomach

It is probably one of the habits or common routines in many houses of our country: we wake up, we wash our face and quickly headed to the kitchen in order to prepare a good strong coffee. So every morning, every day, including weekends and holidays (even though obviously we will not go to work or school). That is, we tend to drink coffee on an empty stomach before eating something else.

drink coffee on an empty stomach

Really it is not very suitable to drink coffee when we get up, since between 8 and 9 o’clock in the morning we found higher levels of cortisol in the body, a hormone that is directly related to the state of alert. In fact, the most appropriate to reduce sleepiness and activate us to drink coffee between 9:30 and 11:30 hours in the morning and after lunch to divide 13 hours of the midday.

Going deep a little more into our most common habits, the fact is that to drink coffee on an empty stomach is a complete mistake, not being a very healthy routine.

We should note that during the night while we rested and slept, we maintain a prolonged fasting tends to last between 6 to 8 hours on average. In this sense, it is always recommended that we consume as a first food of the day are not irritating the mucous membrane of the stomach.

Taking into account that coffee is a beverage that is irritating, actually we have a drink not recommended for breakfast if before we have not eaten anything, since we would only get irritate the mucous membrane of the stomach and increase heartburn. In fact, it is known that people who drink coffee on an empty stomach and only opt for this drink and skip breakfast more often suffer from long-term gastritis.

Therefore, the recommendation is very clear: if you are looking for the stimulating effects of coffee, it is best to move its consumption until after 9:30 in the morning. Or, if you do not want to change your routine and want to continue enjoying your cup of coffee at breakfast, tries to eat at least something before (for example a toast with tomato and olive oil, some cookies, a slice of bread with fruit jam…).