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?

yogurt photo


BUT DON’T FORGET! Did you know that bac­te­ria are also respon­si­ble for a cheer­ful morn­ing? It depends on them how you start your day — bad­ly or excel­lent­ly, and also how you spend it. Read more in our spe­cial project. Bac­te­ria for hap­pi­ness and health.

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.
buckwheat, corn, oatmeal photo


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.

honey, boiled egg, cottage cheese photo


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.

baking, garlic, kefir in a decanter photo


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, fresh cucumbers, ice water photo


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.

fasting coffee is not allowed


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.