Many experts claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it provides us with the needed nutrients throughout the day. But in order for us to receive this kick off for the day, we must always focus on consuming the right food. Down below we have a list of 15 foods which you should and shouldn’t consume on an empty stomach:
Eggs are high in nutrients and protein which boosts the metabolism and energy levels.
Watermelons are packed with lycopene and water, which supports cardiovascular and eye health.
The consumption of oatmeal prevents damage or irritations of the stomach due to hydrofluoric acid and soluble fiber it contains, which efficiently reduce cholesterol levels and boost metabolism.
Blueberries are packed with nutrients which regulate blood pressure, boost metabolism, improve focus, concentration and memory.
Cornmeal Porridge (Do)
Cornmeal porridge is a perfect choice for starting the day, as it detoxifies the body and eliminates heavy toxins and metals from the body. It also enhances the intestinal micro-flora and boosts the energy levels.
Honey supports the serotonin production meaning that it will boost both your energy levels and mood, while giving a “shake” to your organism.
Buckwheat is packed with minerals and vitamins such as iron, which helps boost the metabolism. It is also rich in protein so it boosts your energy levels as well.
Consuming nuts for breakfast will help regulate your pH levels in the stomach, and help your digestion.
Citrus Fruits (Don’t)
Citrus fruits such as lemons, grapefruits and oranges are packed with vitamin C, but their acidity might cause heartburn and gastric ulcers.
Spicy Food (Don’t)
Although spicy foods are known to be beneficial for health, consuming them on an empty stomach can irritate the digestive system and cause heartburn.
Consuming bananas will boost your magnesium levels and lead to heart issues, if consuming on an empty stomach. This means that bananas aren’t the best “standalone breakfast” choice. But you can take them alongside blueberries, honey or nuts.
Sodas and Carbonated Beverages (Don’t)
The worst thing you can do for your body is consume sodas and carbonated drinks in the morning. They’re packed with sugar and will slow down the metabolism.
Green Veggies (Don’t)
Green veggies are rich in amino acids which cause heartburn, so green vegies aren’t the best choice for a breakfast food. They can also irritate the stomach which can result in abdominal pain.
Tomatoes are packed with tannic acid which also irritates the stomach and can cause gastric ulcers and heartburn.
Pears are rich in crude fiber, which might cause stomachache and damage your mucous membrane.