Important: Stop Drinking Coffee in the Morning Right Now

By September 2, 2016

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.

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• 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


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.  

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  1. Im impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog thats both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  2. I always drink coffee morning, noon and night

  3. I do love my first cup of coffee

  4. I drink coffee in the morning before I get my day started.

  5. not for me I prefer tea

  6. I am having my coffee after the breakfast

  7. I nearly always have a coffee first thing when I turn on my computer

  8. Not a coffee drinker.

  9. I find that increasingly, it’s the only way I function

  10. I like coffee, but sometimes it bothers my stomach.

  11. We don’t generally drink coffee…tends to bother my allergies too much

  12. I drink quite a few cups of coffee in the mornings, I must admit, I know its not very good but I just love it x

  13. Thanks for the info.

  14. Im not human and fully awake u til i have my coffee!!im telling total B before coffee

  15. Only tea for us!

  16. Ummmm… I LOVE my morning coffee. I would not enjoy waiting until after I ate to drink it!

  17. I’m a tea drinker and never drink coffee in the morning.

  18. I am sure coffee is not the best thing for my stomach first thing in the morning however I am in the habit of one cup before my brain begins to work for the day.

  19. one cup per day

  20. love it

  21. I am the type of woman who loves her coffee in the morning and only in the morning!!

  22. I drink 1 1/2 cup of coffee with sugar and whole milk. Gotta have it hot too!

  23. I’m not an every morning coffee drinker…I tend to drink more coffee in the morning during the winter.

  24. I love my cup of coffee mid morning but I am sure I could well manage without it if pushed!

  25. i don’t drink coffee, only tea

  26. This is some useful information, thank you.

  27. Having a hot coffee in the morning may be great for some but for me i need a nice, strong cup of black orange pekoe tea

  28. tea is better than coffee

  29. I never drink coffee before 11 am. I like to wake up and have a nice hot cup of tea to sip first thing but by 11 I am in need af a cup of good coffee.

  30. I really love my morning coffee but after reading this will definitely have to alter my routine.

  31. I always have a cup of coffee in the morning and I drink coffee at night too. I love to make frothy coffee with my espresso machine.

  32. I use to drink coffee in the mornings but switched to tea a few years ago.

  33. I don’t drink coffee, but tea.

  34. I don’t drink coffee

  35. I have coffee now & again….

  36. Coffee is the first thing I do and drink in the morning when I wake up, but sometimes I will have some sip of water before, it depends…But it didn’t hurt my body nor do I have anxiety and I drink about 2 or 3 per day.

  37. I have coffee first thing every morning and to be honest, it is really just a habit. I don’t feel anything either positive or negative from it. If I can’t have a coffee first thing, I don’t climb walls or anything drastic like that. I just have plain water to quench my thirst and carry on my day

  38. I drink milk with a bit of coffee in it, in the morning…I love to eat cereals for breakfast, and it gives milk a bit of flavour

  39. I do make a cup in the morning, but never drink it on an empty stomach and I tend to sip it throughout the morning. I never “need” a cup!

  40. I don’t drink coffee. I have a lovely cup of tea first thing in the morning.

  41. As much as I love tea, I do also enjoy an iced cup of flavored coffee in the morning.

  42. I cant get by without a cuppa in the morning first thing!!

  43. I really don’t do well with coffee. It does increase anxiety for me and doesn’t sit well in my system. Matcha however has such a low amount of caffeine that I’m ok to add that to my smoothies or just prep by itself to drink.

  44. I drink coffee in the mornings to give me that pick up.

  45. Many Americans drink coffee in the morning I say it depends the brand one drinks..I look for the perfect blend of brand that makes me feel awake in the mornings and then afterwards would be decaf I truly don’t want to miss my sleep.

  46. I only have 1 coffee in the morning but am changing to tea asap

  47. Coffee is my go-to in the morning for sure, though anxiety is definitely a big issue when it comes to loving this hot beverage. One cup a day is my limit though and then on to tea.

  48. I drink coffee in the morning. It does make my tummy upset though.

  49. my drink of choice is tea

  50. I have an occasional coffee, but tea is my drink of choice!

  51. I feel ill if I don’t have my morning Coffee

  52. I drink it in the morning q cup aa day with the odd day missed and have never had any ill effects am now in my late fifties, started drinking it around 17 yrs old. At around age 40, I started having a glass of water afterwards so I don’t dehydrate. I don’t drink very much a day and believe that is probably why I have not had any ills.

  53. I’ve suffered from anxiety since I was 15 years old. Tried many medications which all made it worse and had terrible side effects. I’ve finally come to a point in my life where I rarely suffer from it, yay! I have noticed though that if I drink coffee I start to feel the horrible butterflies trying to flutter into full blown anxiety. I will try swapping my morning coffee to tea and see how I go!

  54. I truly enjoy my morning cup of java. I have yet to experience negative effects.

  55. i drink it with my breakfast.i wish i didn’t need to though. I really hate the taste

  56. No it has to be Tea first in the morning

  57. I don’t drink coffee, but my husband does and he has not had any problems.

  58. I drink coffee every morning with breakfast and can’t say I’ve had any of the stated possible problems.

  59. Wow, I didn’t know this. I always have a coffee first thing

  60. I love my morning coffee. I drink it for the safety of others.

  61. And this is why my tummy hurts after drinking my morning coffee.

  62. I don’t drink coffee at all

  63. something new to learn for sure!

  64. I drink coffee occasionally. It has to be black with cinnamon and two teaspoon of milk.

  65. I love coffee to start my day

  66. I love my morning coffee, sometimes I have one in the afternoon too. I haven’t experienced any of the symptoms described.

  67. Believe me .I highly prefer Ginger tea in the morning this have many benefits to human body rather than coffee which is harmful for lungs.

  68. Refreshing

  69. I haven’t experienced these symptoms but coffee does effect my mom that way.

  70. I like coffee but i really couldn’t drink it first thing in the morning x x

  71. I never going drink coffee in morning

  72. I love my morning coffee with breakfast!

  73. Interesting to see this sequence for drinking coffee first thing in the morning. I’ll have to try it.

  74. I don’t drink coffee ever

  75. I love my morning coffee, sometimes I have one in the afternoon too. I haven’t experienced any of the symptoms described.

  76. I’ve never been a coffee drinker – though I do like cappuccino

  77. I have had to stop drinking coffee in the morning due to a very sensative stomach. But dang I miss it,

  78. I like 1 cup of coffee in the morning.

  79. I am sorry I know its not the best thing, but I believe that morning coffee is the elixir of the gods.

  80. If I am in a hurry, drinking coffee creates more anxiety, on the weekends it helps we to get going without the jitters.

  81. Love coffee in the morning.

  82. Coffee is the only thing that wakes me up for the day!

  83. Somewhat addicted to coffee. so need it in morning with breakfast !

  84. Good informative piece. I think that may be what’s causing my problems. I will save my coffee for lunch in future. Thank you.

  85. A good cup of black coffee in the morning gets things going.

  86. I start off with wild lettuce tea then an hour after I am up and moving hit the coffee

  87. It’s good to drink cofree in the morning

  88. I drink tea—–sweet tea

  89. i thought the cortisol thing was why we weren’t supposed to drink coffee at night, but not at the morning time. interesting!

  90. yes

  91. I never drink coffee as \i am very sensitive to caffeine

  92. I don’t drink coffee first thing. Usually when I get to work, about 2 hours after I wake up

  93. Oh dear – I will have to try to stop

  94. I’m not a huge coffee drinker unless it’s starbucks

  95. Yikes, that is going to be a hard habit to break.

  96. I drink coffee in the morning usually with food or just after eating.

  97. sometimes the only thing I would have in the morning till about 1 pm

  98. I drink coffee mid morning rather than at breakfast.

  99. Perhaps some water before my morning cup of java?

  100. I prefer tea to coffee

  101. adoro tomar cafe na hora que levanto

  102. Still want my coffee…

  103. Im guilty of morning coffee on an empty stomach

  104. Oh this is sad!! I love my coffee

  105. not on an empty stomach

  106. In it to WIN it! Thank You!!!

  107. I don’t drink coffee, I never got in the habit.

  108. I think the studies go back and forth on this year by year, but the last study I heard about said that the anti-oxidants make moderate consumption of coffee heart healthy.

  109. Unfortunately, this is impossible for me. I do drink a glass of water beforehand though. Definitely not giving up my morning coffee! :)

  110. Drink water

  111. I would never give up my morning coffee!