9 Things You Shouldn't Do on an Empty Stomach (PHOTOS)

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9 Things You Shouldn't Do on an Empty Stomach (PHOTOS)
9 Things You Shouldn't Do on an Empty Stomach (PHOTOS)

"You are what you eat". Many know this saying. But what we do before eating is also very important for our orgasm and our he alth. Therefore, we have selected 9 things that you should not do on an empty stomach (not less than 2 hours after your last meal). In addition, you will find information on what to do if you are starving

9. Take anti-inflammatory medication

Aspirin, paracetamol and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should not be taken on an empty stomach. This not only reduces their effect, but can lead to serious problems (such as stomach bleeding).

Milk reduces the negative effect of these medications. If you don't have one on hand, swallow the pill with plenty of water.

8. To drink coffee

Even decaffeinated coffee stimulates the production of acid, which can cause digestive tract problems if drunk on an empty stomach. Skipping breakfast, even after coffee, can lead to a serotonin deficiency and leave you in a bad mood for the rest of the day.

If you can't get rid of the habit of having coffee first thing in the morning, you better add milk or cream to it. In this way, you will reduce its negative effect. Choose freshly brewed coffee instead of instant.

7. To drink alcohol

Without food, alcohol is absorbed 2 times faster, which is equivalent to an injection. In addition, the lack of substances to reduce the effects of alcohol can lead to a severe hangover the next day. And the rapid impact of alcohol on the body has negative consequences for the liver, heart and kidneys.

If the situation does not allow you to refuse a drink, then choose a chilled non-carbonated drink, as they are absorbed more slowly. Still, it's better to eat a small sandwich, ideally with butter in it.

6. Chewing gum

Digestive acid, which is produced when you chew gum on an empty stomach, destroys the stomach lining. If you overdo this habit, you may get gastritis. People who chew gum have also been shown to choose junk food, such as sweets and French fries, over fruits and vegetables.

Gums containing natural sweeteners such as xylitol and sorbitol are less harmful than those with sugar, cyclamate or aspartame. Avoid chewing gum for more than 10 minutes, even on a full stomach.

5. Go to bed hungry

Hunger and low glucose levels do not allow us to fall asleep, and in case we succeed, the sleep is superficial and we easily wake up. Lack of he althy sleep increases the levels of hormones that make us feel hungry. This is also the reason we take more food the next day if we have missed dinner.

Going to bed on an empty stomach is a bad idea. The best option is dairy products because they contain calcium and magnesium. These items will give you a good night's sleep.

4. Intense Training

There are claims that exercising on an empty stomach burns more calories. The truth is, it has nothing to do with melting fat. Muscle loss, on the other hand, is very real. Exercise intensity is also reduced as the body lacks energy.

Better replace intense training with aerobics. If you have digestive problems, it's better to eat something small before you start exercising, because physical activity causes the production of gastric juice, which is harmful on an empty stomach.

3. Shopping

We know that hunger makes us buy more food than we really need. In fact, hunger makes us want more and even go into non-food stores. According to research, the message to the brain "I want food" is very close to a simple "I want" and the hungry person satisfies this by buying things.

Make a shopping list, also paying cash can help you abstain and save a lot. According to another study, people tend to spend more if they pay with cash than with a card.

2. Drinking fruit juice

The acid and even the hard fibers that are contained in these juices irritate an empty stomach and are especially dangerous for hounds who have gastritis or are prone to developing it.

Fresh, on the other hand, is the better option, especially if you dilute it with water at a ratio of 1:1 (for the hyperactive) or 2:1 (for everyone else).

1. Disputes

Studies show that hunger makes us more irritable. This is because self-control requires energy, which is scarce when the stomach is empty.

If you don't have time for food, before a discussion, drink something warm and offer the same to your interlocutor. This will make the conversation more enjoyable.

What you can do when you are hungry:

You probably assume that the most appropriate thing to do is to eat. But there are other, less obvious things that are best done on an empty stomach.

Problem Solving. Your ability to concentrate and look for alternatives is enhanced when you are hungry. According to a study, this is a legacy from our ancestors who developed this ability in their quest for food. The hunger hormone ghrelin also helps us perform various tasks that stimulate brain activity.

Making a decision. If you're torn about what to do or what to choose, try deciding while you're hungry Studies show that hunger makes people make better choices, although they are o-impulsive. Of course, don't apply this method when it comes to finances, relationships, or he alth.