Coffee is one of our favorite drinks before breakfast. Is this a healthy habit? Read this article and find out.
Coffee is rich in antioxidants. According to research it is helpful in preventing some chronic health problems, including colon cancer.
The antioxidants in the coffee belong to chlorine genic acid group that actually exists in some fruits that we consume every day.
These antioxidants can cause many harmful reactions to human body, particularly if we consume coffee before our meals.
Studies have shown that one cup of coffee consumed on empty stomach causes the release of hydrochloric acid into human digestive tract. This reaction specifically can feel those people that already are suffering from gastritis.
Our body use the hydrochloric acid for decomposing the food in the stomach. Heavy meals cause digestive issues because of this problem. Then the breakdown of the proteins will be much more difficult. And if the proteins are not completely broken down many issues can appear, such as bloating, intestinal inflammation, irritation and even colon cancer.
Scientists explain that you should never drink coffee immediately after you wake up. Coffee increases cortisol levels very fast, and the reduction of this level can last long time. Because of that it is recommended to drink your favorite drink at least 1 hour after you get out of bed. Also it is very important to eat something before you consume this drink – for example slice of bread.
Cortisol controls the human biological clock and the ability to stay awake. The reaction after a cup of coffee is shooting up the gastric levels. The consequences can be bloating or even vomiting.
If you are late and do not have time for your breakfast, but you can’t start your day without cup of coffee, add butter or milk in your favorite coffee in order to reduce the effect.