Early in the morning, it’s easy to reach for the closest food and eat it quickly before running out of the house for work or errands.
Some mornings, you might not even have time to grab breakfast at all — I know that happens a lot to me.
Most of us know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it jump-starts our metabolism and gets our energy up so we can go about our daily business.
Unfortunately, many of us don’t have time to eat the breakfast we’d like to every day.
Sure, a stack of pancakes, a strip of bacon, and a cup of yogurt would be a great way to start the morning, but some of us are lucky if we even get a chance to consume anything besides a cup of coffee.
Whether you have an empty stomach after waking up or later in the day, you might just grab a quick snack like a pastry or a fruit. However, those foods may actually not be the best for your stomach.
Read below to find out which foods you should eat and which foods you should avoid on an empty stomach!
Why Does It Matter What I Have For Breakfast?
When it comes to breakfast, we know the basics of what we should and shouldn’t eat. Still, there are some surprising foods that may upset your stomach first thing in the morning.
Unlike other meals, we almost always eat breakfast on a completely empty stomach. Because our stomachs are empty, they’re more sensitive when it comes to the foods we put in them.
Which Foods Are Bad To Eat On An Empty Stomach?
Most of us know that we shouldn’t eat, say, cupcakes and ice cream for breakfast. However, there are actually a lot of “healthy” foods that you may want to avoid as well.
A lot of the following foods can be good parts of a balanced breakfast, but shouldn’t be the only thing you consume on an empty stomach.
BAD: Citrus Fruits
Many people love eating oranges or grapefruits first thing in the morning, but they could actually cause problems.
The Hearty Soul explains that citrus fruits can irritate your lower esophagus, especially if you eat them on an empty stomach.