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5 common foods that we should avoid when our stomach is empty.

Happy World Pharmacists Day! 25th Sep 2019

 

 

We usually take food when we feel hungry aka , our stomach feels hungry ! But there are some very common foods that we should avoid when our stomach is empty. 

Here following I will discuss five most common of them. 

 

1. Bananas

 

Bananas are one of the most common fruits that available around you. Bananas contain high amounts of magnesium and potassium which can lead to an imbalance of magnesium and potassium in blood if you eat bananas on a completely empty stomach. 

 

2. Tomatoes

 

Tomatoes, although packed with nutrients and high amounts of Vitamin C, also contain high levels of tannic acid which increases acidity in the stomach and can lead to gastric ulcers.

 

3. Yogurt

 

The primary reason to avoid putting yogurt on an empty stomach is because the benefits of  the lactic acid bacteria found in yogurt is rendered ineffective due to the high acidity of stomach acid.

 

4. Tea

 Drinking tea on an empty stomach can suppress the secretion of gastric juices and reduces bile and acid in the stomach which aid in the overall digestion of foods and is essential to the process of secreting excess cholesterol from the body

 

5. Coffee

 

Drinking coffee on an empty stomach increases acidity, which in turn causes heartburn and indigestion throughout the day.

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