This Is What Happens When You Drink a Coffee on an Empty Stomach


You might think drinking coffee in the morning
is a great idea. You may even think it’s a great way to get yourself going in the morning. But you’d be surprised to learn that drinking
coffee first thing in the morning- especially on an empty stomach- is a terrible idea. Why? Let’s take a look at a few reasons. 1. Stomach Acid Your stomach has hydrochloric acid, which,
at the right level, helps your body digest food properly. When your stomach is empty,
this acid doesn’t have much to work with, so it can slosh around and hurt your stomach. Drinking a cup of coffee on that empty stomach
adds to the problem by putting more acid in your body. Always having too much stomach acid will harm
your stomach and digestive tract, leading to problems like heartburn, irritable bowel
syndrome, and stomach ulcers. 2. Bad Digestion Having caffeine on an empty stomach ruins
digestion, leading to a bloated feeling and other signs of irritable bowel syndrome, like
pain and irregularity. How? Caffeine acts like your adrenal glands, which
create stress hormones called cortisol and adrenaline. When these hormones flood your body, they
raise your heart rate and blood pressure, and your liver starts letting out blood sugar
to give energy to muscles so that you can run away. Your digestive system also shuts down to send
energy to where it is needed most. 3. Anxiety When you go through your morning on an empty
stomach, you lower your brain’s power to properly break down serotonin. Serotonin is the “happy, calm hormone”.
When your brain is unable to break down this hormone properly, it causes anxiety and depression. Throwing a cup of coffee on top of that empty
stomach causes anxiety by boosting your body’s cortisol and adrenaline levels. That will leave you feeling shaky, nervous,
and weak. 4. Dehydration Drinking coffee on empty stomach raises the
amount of fluid that your body passes, and can cause dehydration. If you’re like most people, you’ll likely
answer to that dehydration by reaching for yet another cup of coffee, making things even
worse for yourself. 5. Low Levels of Serotonin Very few people know about this, but coffee
will make you feel less hungry. People who drink coffee right away in the
morning sometimes end up skipping breakfast. Skipping your first meal of the day can ruin
your body’s power to make serotonin, a neurotransmitter in charge of making you feel happy and calm. Also, serotonin is very important for a good
night’s sleep. Your body changes serotonin into melatonin
at night. Low levels of melatonin usually lead to insomnia
problems. If you like drinking coffee, make sure to
always have it after breakfast. If you like the video, give it a thumbs up
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