There are some Foods Avoid which seem healthy and should not be consumed on an empty stomach.
Don’t:High sugar fruit juices
Classic fruit juices are full of refined sugar leading to a sharp spike in your blood sugar levels leaving you less satisfied and vulnerable to energy dips and cravings throughout the day.
It creates a protective coating inside the lining of the stomach, preventing hydrochloric acid from damaging the walls of the stomach. Oatmeal also contains soluble fiber that lower cholesterol levels, improves digestion and metabolizes the important minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates. It will keep you full longer than yogurt.
If you suffer from acid reflux or stomach ulcers currently, avoiding (or largely reducing) tomatoes is a must. Tomatoes may taste great in our omelets or grilled on the side of a Sunday fry-up, but they contain very high levels of tannic acid, also increasing acidity in the stomach and worsening your reflux symptoms.
They are filling and healthy no matter if they are scrambled, poached, or boiled. Eggs cut the daily intake of calories.
One of the healthiest fruits on the planet are believed to be blueberries. They are low in calories and have the power to improve blood pressure, memory, circulation, and metabolism. Put them in oatmeal, eat them in a fruit salad, or pick at them on your own.
Watermelon is an excellent option for those who crave their fruit fix in the morning. It provides you with a good amount of fluid when consumed on an empty stomach, and improves the health of your eyes and heart, due to its high levels of lycopene.
Don’t: Coffee or Tea
Make sure to pair your morning coffee with something else. If you consume tea on an empty stomach it can result in nausea and stomach discomfort, while coffee cases increased stomach acidity and worsen the symptoms of gastritis and reflux.
They are high in healthy fats and proteins, thus if you consume them for breakfast they will help you improve your digestive health by normalizing the pH levels of the stomach, an also decreasing the risk of ulcers and excess stomach acid.
Don’t: Citrus Fruits
Although this may not apply to everyone, citrus fruits such as grapefruits and oranges can irritate an already inflamed lower esophagus and may need to be limited or avoided, especially when having them on an empty stomach.
It releases a powerful enzyme named papin that aids digestion and reduces the risks of colon cancer through clearing free radicals from the digestive tract. Papaya is high in fiber as well, vitamin E, and vitamin C which are good for digestion.
Don’t: Short Crust/Puff Pastry
Croissant and Danishes may sound like a tempting start to your day, however, they contain yeast, a type of bacteria which irritates the stomach lining and can cause flatulence.
Opt for buckwheat, as it gently stimulates digestion. It is a great source of protein, iron, and vitamins, and is incredibly malleable, add it to smoothies, make pancakes and waffles, or make them into buckwheat bars for breakfast on the go.