7 Foods to Avoid on an Empty Stomach

By 8 March 2018


7 Foods to Avoid on an Empty StomachWe talked about how healthy tomatoes are, but that you shouldn’t eat them on an empty stomach. On the fruit side, the perfect example for that scenario is the banana. You can argue that the banana is the healthiest fruit out there, but you shouldn’t start your day with a banana; eating a banana on an empty stomach will cause a sharp increase of magnesium in your blood. And while magnesium is great, it’s not so great on an empty stomach.

However, if you combine a banana with some foods that are good on an empty stomach, well, that’s a different scenario. But as a general rule of thumb, grab your breakfast, and then have a banana as a snack.

Short crust or puff pastry

7 Foods to Avoid on an Empty StomachIn other words, avoid the continental breakfast. Croissants and Danishes are delicious. One can argue that they are one of the most delicious breakfast options.

However, croissants are rich in yeast, an ingredient that will irritate your stomach lining. As a result, you’ll be hit by flatulence, and I’m sure you don’t want that.


7 Foods to Avoid on an Empty StomachAs with many other foods on the list, spices damage and irritate the gastric mucosa. As a result, the acid production in the stomach is increased. So, put those spices away in the morning. Once you get your healthy breakfast, you can start consuming spices and spicy food. This applies especially for healthy spices like garlic and onion.

Carbonated drinks

7 Foods to Avoid on an Empty StomachThis is a no-brainer. It goes without saying that carbonated drinks are extremely harmful to your health. Not just in the morning, but throughout the day. Carbonated drinks are extremely high in sugar, and not in a good way.

Now, there are fruits that are high in natural sugar, and they’re great for a morning snack. Sugar gives you an energy boost and all that. But sugar from carbonated drinks? That will cause spikes in your insulin levels and energy levels. You’ll get the energy boost for a brief period of time, but you’ll feel exhausted after an hour or two.

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