Drinking black coffee on an empty stomach is a quick way to increase acidity in your digestive tract. It causes the release of hydrochloric acid within the digestive tract.
Most people may not feel it, but those who have gastritis will certainly experience the acid release.
When this happens, you can have problems with your digestive system.
The release of this acid will work as ‘violation’ of the food that is there in your stomach. Whenever you consume ‘heavy’ foods, there can be digestive problems because it makes it difficult to digest proteins.
And you don’t want proteins not to get decomposed fully. If proteins are not processed fully, they can create various problems of the digestive system like irritation, bowel inflammation and bloating. In fact, this can be so serious that it may also develop cancer of the colon.
This is why health experts have warned that you must not drink coffee when you get up in the morning. There is another way that coffee harms your body.
Coffee, when it enters our body, causes increase cortisol levels almost instantly. Cortisol is a hormone responsible for regulating the biological clock. It can also keep you awake. It will then take a lot of time for our body to return to the normal state.
You should never consume coffee if you have an empty stomach. It is going to increase your stomach’s acid levels and cause vomiting and bloating.
So if you must have your morning coffee, you should delay it a little. You must drink it at least 1 hour after you wake up.
Make sure that you take something like a slice of bread before you drink your coffee.
You can also add a little butter or milk to the coffee if you cannot do without that morning cup of coffee. This will help in reducing its harmful effects.