nine things you shouldn’t do on an empty stomach you are what you eat is a statement known to everyone but do you know that what we do before a meal also has a great impact on our health we’re going to tell you about nine things you really shouldn’t do on an empty stomach and by empty stomach we mean no less than two hours after your last meal
9/ Taking anti inflammatories
Remember that aspirin paracetamol and other non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs can’t be taken on an empty stomach and not because this significantly reduces their effectiveness but because it can cause severe health problems for example gastric bleeding as a general rule of thumb you really shouldn’t be taking any medicine on an empty stomach if you’re not specifically required to do so here’s our advice milk lowers the negative effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs so it would be a good idea to wash down your medicine with a glass full of milk but if it’s unavailable just use lots of water
8/ Drinking coffee
Who didn’t drink a cup of coffee in the morning and skip breakfast but that is a terrible idea even decaffeinated coffee will stimulate the production of acid that might cause lots of digestive tract issues if drunk on an empty stomach and beyond that you may not even get the desired effect you want from coffee if you skip breakfast after it because it may lead to a serotonin deficiency resulting in a gloomy mood for the rest of the day what’s the solution here if it’s tough for you to give up the habit of drinking coffee in the morning try to drink your coffee with milk or cream the milk fat will reduce the negative effects also try using natural coffee over freeze-dried.
7/ drinking alcohol
Basically without eating the alcohol absorption rate becomes twice as fast which means you’re going to get drunk two times sooner and while it may sound like a good deal for someone it has lots of negative repercussions some of them are immediate like a much higher chance of a severe hangover some of them are long-term like bad consequences for your liver heart and kidneys how to handle this situation try to give preferences to cooled non-carbonated drinks as they are absorbed more slowly but even better try to get your hands on some food maybe a small sandwich ideally one that contains butter.