“Wake up and smell the coffee” is a bit misleading. Sure, you can take a whiff of the fresh brew as you roll out of bed, but you should nibble on a bagel before getting too close to the coffee cup. Coffee takes quite the toll on your digestive system. Because coffee ramps up your production of stomach acid, having food in your tum will prevent the extra acid from eating at your insides. If you drink coffee on an empty stomach too often, the hydrochloric acid your body produces will damage your stomach lining. That goes for decaffeinated coffee too.
Trust us, it’s just not worth the side effects.
- Most people drink coffee first thing in the morning, but there are health risks associated with doing so.
- Drinking coffee on an empty stomach could damage your stomach lining and cause indigestion and heartburn.
- It can even increase anxiety and hinder your ability to focus.
- Instead, try drinking coffee in the mid-morning or early-afternoon for the best results.
Coffee is a wonderful, beloved, near-holy, miracle liquid that fuels all of our hopes and dreams. Just make sure you get a snack before your first cup. We’re (definitely) not telling you to give up coffee in any way, but we do want to make sure you don’t go overboard with the caffeine on an empty stomach.