What Not to Eat for Breakfast, According to Doctors
Doctors, nutritionists, and gastroenterologists are warning us. There are 8 foods can seriously harm our health if consumed during the first half of the day, or on an empty stomach.
What are the 8 foods that should not be consumed during the first half of the day, according to doctors?
Try to avoid choosing these 8 foods for breakfast, for the sake of your health. If you can’t avoid eating or drinking something on this list first thing in the morning, at least try to do so on a full stomach.
Morning coffee is a regular part of the daily ritual for many people. But this stimulating beverage is dangerous for your empty stomach. Coffee speeds up the secretion of digestive juices, which in turn irritates the mucous membrane, which potentially leaves you at risk of developing gastritis in the future.
Doctors claim coffee also works as a cholagogue. So if you don’t want to experience a bitter taste in your mouth, and stomach pains all the day, try being patient, and drink your coffee after consuming a small breakfast.
2. Citrus fruits
Oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are not just rich in vitamins and other essential nutrients, they also contain fruit acids.
When consumed on an empty stomach these acids can harm the mucous membrane. Doctors warn this could potentially cause gastritis or even a peptic ulcer. So be cautious, and maybe eat something like oatmeal before consuming a juicy orange, or drinking some delicious citric juice.
Bananas are generally harmless and considered hypoallergenic due to containing a considerable amount of magnesium.
However eating this food every morning on an empty stomach can potentially put you at risk of developing various cardiovascular problems, or even experiencing potassium-magnesium imbalance.
4. Raw vegetables
Just like the complications that may arise when consuming citrus on an empty stomach, many vegetables also contain various acids that can irritate your stomach.
Tomatoes, persimmons, and pears contain a combination of pectin and tannic acid, which can potentially cause gastritis when consumed on an empty stomach.
Traditionally considered to be the most appropriate food at breakfast time, cereals are actually potentially dangerous. They contain a large amount of fast carbohydrates that significantly increase the level of sugar in your blood.
This means you don’t really obtain a sense of satiety, and this can lead to overeating. Enthusiasts of these quick and simple breakfasts should not be surprised when their bathroom scales rapidly begin to reveal the extra kilograms forming around their waists.
Our pancreas produces an insufficient amount of insulin during the first half of the day. So if you decide to eat sweets for breakfast, your sugar levels increase. This puts you at risk of developing diabetes and problems with your vision.
7. Red meat
In the morning our stomach requires even more time than usual to digest protein and other complex nutritional elements. These are found readily in red meat.
So by having red meat for breakfast, you set yourself up to lose valuable energy that would have been crucial in helping you adequately digest food. Digestion then takes longer, and you may then likely experience tiredness and nausea.
If you decide to eat garlic in the morning, not only will others scrunch up their nose at you when your pores emit a repulsive and strong smell for the rest of the day, you will also experience irritation to your stomach and gallbladder.
You may even experience the inconvenience of gastro spasm. These nasty complications you could experience are all thanks to a compound called allicin, which is found in garlic.