7 Foods to Avoid on an Empty Stomach

By 8 March 2018

Ever since I was a child, the first thing I do in the morning is grab something to eat. I just can’t function properly until I get my breakfast. I know there are many people who love to start their day with a cup of coffee. There are also some who can postpone their breakfast for hours after they get up.

I don’t belong in either of those groups. I usually grab my breakfast 15 to 30 minutes after getting up. I know you’ve probably heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but one thing that isn’t said as often is “what is a quality breakfast”? And what should you avoid eating on an empty stomach?

One of the common foods you’ll find on the list of foods to avoid is fruit. While it’s true that you should eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible, it’s also true that you shouldn’t start the day with certain fruits and veggies. Here they are.


7 Foods to Avoid on an Empty StomachNo matter how healthy some foods are, you just shouldn’t eat them on an empty stomach. Tomatoes are a perfect example. They are extremely rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and micro and macro nutrients. However, you can’t consume them on an empty stomach because they increase the acidity of your stomach, which in turn can put extreme pressure on the stomach, causing a stomachache.

For people who already suffer from ulcers and/or acid reflux, tomatoes are that much more dangerous in the morning.

Citrus fruits

7 Foods to Avoid on an Empty StomachAs mentioned, you shouldn’t increase the acidity of your stomach in the morning. Since citrus fruits are some of the best foods when it comes to increasing acidity, it’s best to avoid them in the morning so they don’t irritate your stomach. There are fruits that are a good alternative for breakfast and a morning snack, and we will get to them later.

It is, however, good to get some oranges, lemons, and grapefruits later in the morning. After all, they are extremely rich in vitamin C, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants.

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