A glass of warm water with lemon is now very popular as the first morning meal. They say that he correctly “starts” the awakened stomach and metabolism. Is it possible to eat something more substantial? And what can not be eaten in the morning on an empty stomach?
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What can you eat on an empty stomach
Whole grain porridge. Whole-grain porridge cooked with water or milk will speed up the process of removing toxins and toxins from the body, help the skin become clearer and improve its color, and also relieve you of excess weight in the shortest possible time.
- Oatmeal protects the gastric mucosa, contains fiber, which lowers cholesterol.
- Buckwheat gently stimulates the digestive system, serves as a source of protein, iron and vitamins.
- Corn porridgea removes toxins and salts of heavy metals, normalizes the composition of the intestinal microflora and provides a long feeling of satiety.
By the way, whole-grain yeast-free bread is also good: carbohydrates are necessary for the body and the best time to consume them is in the morning.
Eggs — an ideal product for breakfast in any form: soft-boiled, hard-boiled, poached, fried eggs and so on. Eggs are the richest and low-calorie source of vitamins and minerals. Curiously, hard-boiled eggs take longer to digest, the feeling of satiety after such a breakfast will take a very long time, which means that eggs for breakfast are a great way to reduce calorie intake during the day.
Cottage cheese You can eat on an empty stomach only if it is natural and not too fatty. Then the work of the gastrointestinal tract will be properly started, and the calcium deficiency will be replenished. Cottage cheese is digested for a long time, so the feeling of satiety will not leave until dinner.
natural honey fasting is a great way to recharge your batteries early in the morning. In order for the body to wake up and begin vigorous activity, one spoon of honey is enough! By the way, this product improves brain function and increases the level of serotonin — the hormone of joy.
Two tablespoons sprouted wheat — this is 15% of the daily requirement of vitamin E and 10% of the folic acid requirement. And sprouted wheat helps to start the work of the intestines.
Eaten on an empty stomach walnuts improve the functioning of the digestive system and normalize the acidity of gastric juice. One minus — nuts are very high in calories (about 600 kcal per 100 g of product), so 30 g of nuts per day is the norm.
Prunes it is best to eat early in the morning to start the process of digestion and metabolism. Just wash a few prunes well in the evening and soak them with boiling water.
What not to eat on an empty stomach
Sweet pastries: yeast irritates the walls of the stomach and causes increased gas formation.
Sweets: sugar eaten on an empty stomach does not allow the body to secrete enough insulin to maintain its normal level in the blood, which can trigger a whole bunch of diseases at once. In addition, sugar is an acid-forming food that can upset the acid-base balance.
Garlic: the allicin contained in it irritates the walls of the stomach and intestines, provokes gastrospasms.
Yogurt and other dairy products. Of course, you can eat them, but it’s completely pointless, because when you consume yogurt on an empty stomach, the hydrochloric acid in the stomach “kills” all lactic acid bacteria, so the benefits of such products in the morning are minimal. The body does not need these extra bacteria in the morning, it is better to eat yogurt during the day or in the evening.
Spices: they overly irritate the mucous membrane of an empty stomach and increase the production of gastric juice, which contributes to the development of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Pears: high content of coarse fiber irritates the mucous membrane and enhances peristalsis.
Tomatoes and persimmons: they are rich in tannic acid and pectin. When in contact with gastric juice, they increase its acidity, which can cause ulcers.
Cucumbers and other green vegetables. The acids found in raw vegetables cause heartburn, gas and discomfort in an empty stomach. They can provoke not only gastritis, but also an ulcer if you eat them for breakfast. You can eat stewed vegetables, they have the most gentle effect on the stomach and do not damage its delicate mucosa. In addition, this is an excellent dietary dish, thanks to which you can lose weight and maintain excellent physical shape.
Bananas. If you take them on an empty stomach, magnesium will be absorbed too quickly, which will increase the load on the heart. Many people are used to adding a banana to their morning cereal, but this is not the best option, since together they create a high glycemic load that the body is not ready for in the morning.
Cold and carbonated drinks injure the mucous membrane and impair blood circulation in the stomach, as a result of which food is more difficult to digest.
Citrus contain a lot of fruit acids. If you eat citrus fruits on an empty stomach, they can cause heartburn and skin rashes, even if you do not have a tendency to allergies. Before you eat citrus fruits and drink juices, eat a plate of oatmeal, for example.
Coffee irritates the mucous membranes, the stomach can react to the constant consumption of coffee on an empty stomach with gastritis. The liver and pancreas are also against coffee as the first drink in the morning. Coffee should be drunk only after a full breakfast, and not pour it into an empty stomach.