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Why You Should Never Eat These Foods on an Empty Stomach

Nikita Arya
Nikita Arya

In most Indian households, the first thing that people love to have is a hot cup of ‘bed tea’. It might charge up your lazy mornings but did you ever take a moment to ponder upon whether it is a good idea for your health to have it first in the morning, that too on an empty stomach? Not many people think of what they should or should not consume on an empty stomach but this is something very important. What you feed yourself first in the morning deserves conscious thinking so that you don’t end up getting ill-effects on your health! 

Now before you plan to swap bed tea with a glass of orange juice on an empty stomach, you should wait until you read this article as here we unveil foods that you should never eat on an empty stomach (which includes orange juice too!) .

Citrus Fruits  

Citrus fruits are considered immunity boosters but be cautious of eating them straight in the morning. As citrus fruits contain acid content, it can add to more acid production in your gut. As a result, there are possibilities of having stomach issues such as gastric ulcers or gastritis. Even having heartburn is also possible if you eat citrus fruits on an empty stomach. Fruits with high citric acid content like orange juice are something that you need to keep away from your empty stomach. 


Apart from the bed tea, many people also have a cup of ‘bed coffee’ in the morning. These beverages are good for waking you up, but to your health, it’s doing more harm than good. As you drink coffee on an empty stomach, it can lead to higher levels of acidity in the body. Indigestion and heartburn throughout the day can be also be expected, so having coffee in the morning is not a very good idea. 

Spicy Food 

Many people find it difficult to control their taste buds and they plunge into eating left-over spicy food right after waking up. Such people often face digestive problems in the future as eating spicy food on an empty stomach can cause acid production. So, having control of your taste buds is very important if you wish to keep your stomach from getting upset. 


Many people believe that eating bananas in the morning is good for your gut. But not many people know that eating a banana on an empty stomach can cause many health problems. First of all, eating a banana on an empty stomach can imbalance magnesium and potassium levels in our blood. Apart from it, if eaten on an empty stomach regularly, banana can cause some serious bowel issues. Even though it gives you an initial energy boost but can end up draining you in the later hours, so not a good idea to have it first in the morning. 

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