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Drinking coffee on an empty stomach is harmful

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th September, 2022 06:52:24 PM
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Drinking coffee on an empty stomach is harmful

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A cup of coffee has its own set of benefits on health from longevity, prevention of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and even cancer.

However, drinking coffee first thing in the morning could do more harm than good and lead to digestive issues, blood sugar imbalance, spike in stress levels among other things.

Nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her recent Instagram post answers these questions: In case you are wondering what's the best time to have coffee, Batra says one can have it in the late morning shortly after breakfast.

Bloting, Nausia, Indigestion:

Coffee may increase in the production of harmful stomach acid. It disrupts the digestive system of the body, causing issues like indigestion, bloating, nausea, etc.

Increase stress Hormones:

First, it increases cortisol, which can negatively impact ovulation, weight and hormonal balance.”

Impacts Blood sugar Control:

Our blood sugar control is impaired when the first thing our bodies come into contact with is coffee

Mood Changes:

Drinking coffee on an empty stomach can give you jitters, shakes, and other withdrawal effects, including mood changes.

Hormonal Trouble:

Impacts the absorption of levothyroxine (the synthetic thyroid hormone), thereby impacting the conversion of T4 to T3 hormones.

Causes Inflammation:

Is a significant contributor to oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. Fatigue, skin problems, diabetes, and autoimmune conditions are just some of the conditions related to inflammation, Hindustan Times reported.