Drinking coffee has many scientifically proven benefits, one of which is to protect the brain from dementia. But what happens in our body when we drink coffee and why we shouldn’t consume it just as we wake up, on an empty stomach?
For starters, coffee can have serious consequences on the digestive system. All that coffee will produce acid in the stomach and if you haven’t eaten, will irritate the lining of your stomach and cause indigestion and burns. This also happens in the case of uncooked coffee consumption.
This is not the only risk. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach can make you angry, nervous or agitated. At the same time, it will increase the symptoms of anxiety, stimulate the heart rate, cause irritability and inability to concentrate.
In other words, a cup of coffee at the beginning of the day can sabotage your daily rhythm. The moment you wake up, your internal clock releases a hormone called cortisol that makes you alert and energetic. Contrary to what you thought so far, studies have shown that a cup of coffee on an empty stomach leads to the depletion of cortisol levels, so you will become sleepy.
American dietitians recommend that you associate caffeine with a consistent breakfast or at least a snack before you drink your morning coffee.