01/8The morning ritual

Waking up in the morning and getting the A.M coffee is a ritual for many. After all, it’s a beloved, miracle liquid that serves as an amazing alarm clock. Drinking coffee has various health benefits, such as it can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%, lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and reduce suicide risk and depression. All the caffeine lovers must be grinning while reading this, but you should be wary of drinking it on an empty stomach. Read the full story to know why.

02/8Indigestion

For starters, coffee can play with your digestive system. All that espresso will jumpstart the stomach’s production of acid, and if you haven’t already eaten something, the acid could damage your stomach’s lining and cause indigestion and heartburn.

03/8Decreases cortisol levels

Drinking coffee on an empty stomach may sabotage your circadian rhythm. Your body releases a hormone called cortisol in the morning which makes you feel alert and energised. Try brewing a cup of in the noon instead so that your cortisol level remains stable.

04/8Excretion of important minerals

Having a daily dose of coffee in the morning can cost you to lose various important minerals of the body through urinary excretion. Coffee elevates the excretion of calcium, potassium, and magnesium from the body.

05/8Less nutrition

Who doesn’t think of a warm mug of our favorite brews with lots of froth, sugar, and cream? That morning latte is the epitome of food lacking in nutrition density yet packing calories.

 

06/8Increases anxiety

Drinking coffee on an empty stomach can give you jitters. That’s because caffeine stimulates your “fight or flight” response, and studies show that this can make anxiety worse and can even trigger an anxiety attack.

07/8Hampers detoxification

Coffee makes it difficult to regulate the normal detoxification process in the liver. Remove coffee and caffeine safely from your system and see how authentically energized you feel!

08/8High sugar levels

Addiction to caffeine in the morning decreases insulin sensitivity, making it difficult for your cells to respond appropriately to blood sugar which leads to arterial deterioration and increased risk of mortality related to cardiovascular disease.