Important: Stop Drinking Coffee in the Morning Right Now
Are you the one who wakes up and immediately has a sip of coffee in the morning? 60% of American coffee drinkers do so and consider coffee as an integral part of the morning routine. But, you might be surprised to learn that drinking coffee in the morning — particularly on an empty stomach — is a bad idea.
• Does your stomach feel upset while drinking coffee on an empty stomach?
• Do you notice that you need more coffee to keep awake?
• Does coffee start to make you dizzy and even give you anxiety attacks?
If your answer is Yes. Then, take care, this is may be the results of drinking coffee in the morning on an empty stomach. Now, let’s dig in.
1. Increase Stomach Acid
The article Pros and Cons of Coffee has mentioned that coffee may cause acid reflux and heartburn. It may become more obviously while having a cup of coffee in the morning on empty stomach. When your stomach is empty, the acid doesn’t really have much to work with. Coffee will stimulate the secretion of gastric acid which may burden the stomach and cause abdominal distress.
2. Increase Anxiety
Moderate drinking coffee at the right time may decrease your depression and makes you feel refreshed. However, contrary to this statement, drinking coffee in the morning may increase anxiety. Why? When you consume a cup of coffee in the morning, your brain’s ability to process serotonin, a happy and calm hormone, may be weakened. In this way, you will feel anxiety and depressed.
3. Lower the Production of Cortisol
According to YouTube channel ASAP Science, drinking coffee in the morning may interfere with the production of cortisol, a important component of our circadian clock, which helps us wake up in the morning and wind us down at night. In the morning, our cortisol production is high as to wake us up. When you consume coffee the first thing after waking up, our body then produces less cortisol and relies more on the caffeine. Besides, drinking coffee while cortisol is high leads us to develop long-term tolerances for caffeine, so that there are many coffee drinkers complain coffee is ineffective.
As stated above, drinking coffee in the morning on an empty stomach is not a good idea. However, it is hard for people to get rid of this habit. What if you still want a cup of coffee in the morning?
Do Remember this order: Wake up → Warm water → Breakfast → Coffee
Wake up with a cup of warm water, and then have your breakfast (must have). Finally, serve yourself a cup of delicious coffee. Follow this order and you will not suffer from the above side effects of drinking coffee on an empty stomach. Besides drinking coffee on an empty stomach, coffee at night is also bad for your health. Learn when to drink coffee is very important.