Since we were kids, our parents were telling us to add as many fruits and veggies as we can to our meal. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber which are protecting us from heart disease and cancer. But sometimes, doesn’t matter how healthy a food is, it can be terrible for an empty stomach.
Drinking coffee or cup of tea first thing in the morning can do you more harm than good. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach increases acidity, which in turn causes indigestion and heartburn throughout the day. Drinking tea on an empty stomach can make the secretion of gastric juices and reduces bile and acid in the stomach. It can also reduce your appetite.
Tomato vegetables are full of nutritional vitamins, antioxidants, as well as soluble components. However, whenever eaten with an empty belly, these components combine with gastric acid and due to constipation and indigestion which could lead to stomach prevent. This places pressure on to the belly, which causes a good ache, and it is especially harmful to people who currently suffer from ulcers or acid re-flux disease.
This beverage when taken on an empty stomach, same as carbonated, very quickly raise blood sugar levels and then stomach creates insulin rush and also can increase the hunger and desire for food in general.
It causes damage and irritation of the digestive tract. Increased acid re-flux also can be one of the consequences of the consumption of highly spiced food on an empty stomach.
Traveling on an empty stomach can invite motion sickness. However, you should avoid food that can produce gas – that can be aerated drinks, cauliflower or broccoli. Eating light is best suited for travel
Here are 7 things you SHOULD eat on an empty stomach:
Oatmeal – loaded with fiber, which helps digestion, increases metabolism, and lowers cholesterol levels.
Eggs – amazingly healthy and fills you right up.
Blueberries – can improve blood pressure, improve memory and boost metabolism.
Watermelon – is improving heart- and eye-health, due to lycopene. Lycopene is a natural ingredient that giving red color on fruits and vegetables.
Nuts – high protein content, healthy fats that fill you up. They also balance pH levels in the stomach, which reduces stomach acids and ulcers.
Papaya – loaded with Vitamin E, C, and fiber. It also releases an enzyme ( known as papain ) that aids in digestion and lowers the risk of colon cancer.
Buckwheat – rich in proteins and irons. Stimulates digestion.