Last Updated on April 7, 2021
Good morning! Fancy a cup of coffee ☕? Yes, of course!
But Wait!! Did you know that drinking coffee on an empty stomach may not be the best way to start your day? I know this is quite shocking because who doesn’t enjoy a cup of warm coffee first thing in the morning!! Getting our morning coffee fix is an absolute necessity for most of us. Besides, let’s admit it. There is literally no better alarm clock than a warm mug of our favorite brew, don’t you agree?
The benefits of drinking coffee are ENDLESS! However, doctors say that drinking coffee on an empty stomach and first thing in the morning can come with some health risks. This includes damaging your stomach lining, causing you indigestion, heartburn, and even hinder your ability to focus by increasing your anxiety levels!
To benefit from your daily java fix, doctors recommend drinking it in the mid-morning or early afternoon!
Dying for a cup of java? Before you drag yourself to the kitchen to make it, make sure you remember these side effects of drinking coffee on an empty stomach in mind!
1.Drinking coffee on an empty stomach may make you feel sleepier
This might sound confusing, but yes…. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach and as soon as you roll out of bed may have completely the opposite effect. So instead of increasing your wakefulness, boosting your energy, and making you feel sharp, you will find yourself feeling sleepy and tired all day. Why? Caffeine doubles stress hormone levels and may even lead to sleep issues, especially if you take your cup of java with added sugar.
Look, you should know that your body can process sugar faster than caffeine, and once your body uses up the sugar, your glucose levels drop, and you end up experiencing an energy slump and tiredness.
2. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach can cause you to lose essential minerals
I have no intention to freak you out or convince you to give up your morning cup of coffee! But drinking coffee on an empty stomach can literally ruin your health. Doctors say that having your regular daily dose of this java fix early in the morning can lead your body to lose essential minerals and vitamins. And that’s not everything!