9. Take anti-inflammatory drugs
Aspirin, paracetamol and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should not be taken on an empty stomach. This not only reduces their effectiveness, but also causes serious health problems (such as stomach bleeding).
Tip: Milk can reduce the side effects of NSAIDs. If not, drink the medicine with plenty of water.
8. Drink coffee
On an empty stomach, decaffeinated coffee stimulates acid production, which can cause heartburn and other digestive problems. Skipping breakfast, even after coffee, can lead to serotonin depletion and insomnia.
Tip: If you can’t give up the habit of drinking coffee early in the morning, drink it with milk and cream: milk fat will reduce the negative effects. Choose freeze-dried natural coffee.
7. Drinking alcohol
This is understandable. Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach can damage the stomach and burn the throat. So don’t make that choice.
6. Chew gum
When chewing gum, intestinal acid is released and damages an empty stomach; Excessive use of chewing gum can lead to ulcers. It has been scientifically proven that gum chewers prefer toxic foods (french fries, candy) over fruits and vegetables.
Tip: Gums containing natural sweeteners (xylitol, sorbitol) are less toxic than sugar, cyclamate, or aspartame. Avoid chewing gum for more than 10 minutes, even if your stomach is full.
Hunger and low glucose levels prevent us from falling asleep and wake up early. Interestingly, sleep deprivation increases hunger hormone levels. This is the reason why you eat more the next day after skipping dinner.
Tip: Eating too much before bed is also a bad idea. The best solution is dairy products because they contain magnesium and calcium. These elements will create the right sleeping conditions.
4. Vigorous preparation
It is believed that exercising on an empty stomach burns more calories. In fact, it does not affect fat loss. Causes muscle loss. Due to the lack of body energy, the intensity of exercise decreases.
Tip: Replace vigorous training with aerobic exercise. If you have digestive problems, it’s best to eat a snack before any exercise, as physical activity releases gastric juice.
3. Entering the store
Everyone knows that hunger causes us to buy more food than we need. Studies have shown that the internal message “I want to eat” turns into “I want” and the hungry person ends up buying unnecessary things.
Tip: In addition to a pre-made shopping list, paying with cash can help save money. Further research shows that people tend to spend less if they pay with cash instead of a card.
2. Drink citrus juice
The acid and grit in citrus fruits can irritate your empty stomach, which is especially dangerous for people who have ulcers or are at risk of developing them.
Tip: Freshly squeezed citrus juice does not provide vitamins if it is diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 1 (for people with hyperacidity) or 2: 1 (for all others). By the way, citrus fruits should not be eaten on an empty stomach.
Researchers have proven that hunger makes us restless. Self-control requires energy and cannot be controlled on an empty stomach.
Tip: If you don’t have time to eat before the conversation, offer your partner something warm to drink. This will make the conversation more relaxed.