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Avoid these on empty stomach

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Avoid these things on an empty stomach:

1. Take Anti-Inflammatories

Aspirins and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cannot be taken on an empty stomach. Not only will this reduce their effectiveness, but it can also cause serious heh conditions such as gastric bleeding.

Something to Remember: Milk decreases the negative effects of NSAIDs. If you don’t have milk, you can wash the drug down with plenty of water.

2. Drink Coffee

Coffee stimulates the production of acid that might cause heartburn and other digestive issues when drank on an empty stomach.

Something to Remember: If you’re unable to give up drinking coffee first thing in the morning, consume it with cream or milk – the fat in the milk will reduce any negative effects.

3. Drink Alcohol

With an empty stomach, alcohol absorption rate increases by a factor of 2. In addition, the removal of alcohol breakdown products slows down, which causes a hangover. It will also have negative consequences on your liver, heart, and kidneys.

Something to Remember: If the situation doesn’t allow you to refuse a drink, take a cold non-carbonated drink instead as they are absorbed more slowly. Better yet, eat something small first.

4. Go to Bed

Hunger and low glucose levels prevent us from falling asleep and cause superficial sleep and early awakening.

Something to Remember: Gorging yourself before going to bed is also a bad idea. The best solution is to consume dairy products as they contain calcium and magnesium. This will ensure a sound sleep.

5. Intense Training

Some people like to believe that exercising on an empty stomach burns more calories, but the reality is that it has no influence on fat loss. However, it will contribute to muscle loss, which you definitely don’t want.

Something to Remember: Replace intense training with aerobic exercise. If you suffer from digestive issues, it’s best if you have a snack before any type of exercise as physical activity increases the production of gastric juice, which is harmful to an empty stomach.

6. Shop

Hunger will make you buy more food than necessary. In fact, if we have an empty stomach, we’ll be more acquisitive even in non-food stores.

Something to Remember: Besides making a shopping list in advance, paying with cash can also help you save money. This is because people tend to spend less when they pay with cash instead of a credit card.

7. Drink Citrus Juice

The acid and tough fibers found in citrus fruits will irritate an empty stomach, which is dangerous for those who have gastritis or those at risk of developing it.

Something to Remember: Freshly squeezed citrus juice will bring a load of benefits if you dilute it with water in a 1:1 ratio.

8. Argue

Research has shown that hunger makes us less composed. This happens because self-control requires energy, which is in short supply when you have an empty stomach.

Something to Remember: If you don’t have the time to eat before a discussion, drink something warm, and offer some to the other person. This will make the conversation a lot more amicable.

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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