Driving, eating fruit, drinking coffee… on an empty stomach are things you shouldn’t do because it can be harmful to your health.
1. Eat fruit on an empty stomach, prone to stone formation.
Fruit contains a lot of organic acids, and eating on an empty stomach can irritate the stomach. Especially fruits such as persimmons and citrus fruits that contain a lot of tannic acid should not be eaten when hungry, because these fruits are easy to form stones. If the stone remains in the stomach for a long time, it will stimulate increased gastric acid secretion, causing diseases such as gastritis and peptic ulcer, which can seriously lead to gastric bleeding.
2. Drink alcohol on an empty stomach, it’s easy to get drunk.
When alcohol is consumed, alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream by the stomach and small intestine, and then detoxified by the liver. Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach increases the body’s absorption of alcohol, is easy to get drunk, and also harms the liver and heart. A study involving 15,000 people in Italy found that those who drank alcohol on an empty stomach had a higher mortality rate than those who drank alcohol after eating.
3. Drink strong tea and coffee on an empty stomach, easy to damage the heart and stomach.
The caffeine content in strong coffee or tea is very high. Drinking on an empty stomach will stimulate the stomach lining and affect the digestive function of the stomach. Especially for people with chronic gastritis or peptic ulcer, it is best not to drink on an empty stomach, otherwise it will increase stomach pain. It is recommended to add a little milk to coffee or black tea to reduce gastrointestinal irritation caused by caffeine.
In addition, drinking too much caffeine on an empty stomach can also increase heart rate and cause discomfort such as chest tightness and palpitations.
4. Avoid drinking juice on an empty stomach.
Drinking fruit and vegetable juices on an empty stomach is not conducive to nutrient absorption, but also irritates the stomach lining and causes stomach ulcers. Most fruits and vegetables are cold foods, better suited to drink after a meal.
5. Don’t chew gum on an empty stomach.
Chewing gum is made with natural resin or glycerin resin, and then added syrup, mint… Chewing gum on an empty stomach for a long time can cause problems like bloating. People with stomach problems chew gum for a long time, the stomach will reflexively secrete more stomach acid, aggravate the condition of stomach ulcers, gastritis.
6. Shower on an empty stomach, easily dizzy.
Some people often have a habit of showering after waking up in the morning, feeling relaxed. In fact, when waking up in the morning, blood sugar is low, the human body does not have much energy to supply, while bathing needs to consume energy. On an empty stomach, bathing is prone to hypoglycemic symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. In addition, the bathroom air is not circulated, the temperature is relatively high, it is easy to make people dizzy. Take a shower 2 hours after eating.
7. Driving on an empty stomach, prone to accidents.
People are in a state of starvation for a long time, blood sugar levels drop. When it drops to a certain level, hypoglycemia will occur, at this time, brain tissue will be disturbed due to lack of energy, leading to impaired thinking ability, very likely to cause traffic accidents while driving.
In some cases, driving on an empty stomach is just as dangerous as drinking. Remind everyone, should prepare some kind of snacks in the car.
8. Exercising on an empty stomach is harmful to health.
During exercise, the human body is in a state of intense metabolism. At this time, energy consumption increases. If you exercise on an empty stomach, the liver’s glycogen stores will not be enough, the blood sugar will be consumed in a large amount, not replenished in time, in this case will cause blood sugar to rapidly decline, possibly will appear symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, dizziness.
9. Sleep on an empty stomach, easy to overeat.
When hungry, low blood sugar can affect sleep, causing people to wake up easily. Lack of sleep can lead to increased secretion of hunger hormones, the feeling of hunger increases, thereby eating more. Before going to sleep feeling hungry, you can drink a glass of warm milk to help calm down.