Coffee in the Morning, on an Empty Stomach?

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from coffee beans which are roasted. We all know coffee contains caffeine. 100g of coffee consists of about 40g of caffeine. So what does this caffeine do to our bodies?

coffee in the morning on an empty stomach

Pic Credits: Sreehari Ballur

The heavenly smell of coffee is definitely what you would want to wake up to. A sip of the delicious brewed aroma filled coffee might trigger your brain’s string with ‘ Today’s gonna be a  good day’ and in a flash, you are already in the perfect mood possible. But sadly, your body may not be dancing to the same tune.

You really shouldn’t drink coffee on an empty stomach.  Sure, you can let the aroma pleasantly make its way up to your nose but do not sip the coffee unless you eat something. It could be a small snack or just anything. Coffee does quite a rock and roll in your digestive system.  Coffee escalates up your production of stomach acid, having food in your tummy will prevent the extra acid from eating at your insides. If you drink coffee on an empty stomach too often, the hydrochloric acid your body produces will damage your stomach lining. The same applies for decaffeinated coffee too. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach can also give you some other unpleasant side effects like jitters, shakes, and other withdrawal effects, including mood changes as suggested by a Doctor.

Also, every morning, your body gets a jolt of cortisol ( it’s a hormone which makes you alert) just by waking up. Drinking coffee when your cortisol levels are already at their peaks can prove to backfire. It’s suggested to drool over your cup of coffee in the mid-morning or afternoon when your cortisol levels begin to drop. It’ll prove to be much more effective.

Talking about coffee, did you know coffee and doughnuts are made for each other?

coffee in the morning

Pic credit : Sreehari Ballur

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