Many people just cannot do without coffee. They need it right after they wake up, they need it when they are sad or happy, and they need it without and without reasons. The very aroma of coffee gives them a sensation that nothing else can.
Though there is no problem in having coffee in limited amounts it definitely should not be the very first thing you consume every morning. If you still do not want to give up then continue reading and once you get to know this is what happens when you drink coffee on an empty stomach, you definitely will stop.
1. Your gallbladder starts contracting
If you frequently get gallstones then drinking coffee on an empty stomach is a strict no for you. If you do so, your gallbladder may contract, become smaller in size, and then it will not function the way it should.
You may then suffer from diarrhoea, jaundice, immense pain, and also loss of appetite.
2. You will not be able to concentrate
Many people believe starting their day with a cup of coffee will help them stay alert and will make them feel fresh. But how do you feel when you are heading for your morning meeting? Are you still alert, or your hands begin shaking and you feel the need of another cup of coffee to help?
Well, the fact is if you take coffee on an empty stomach your work performance and concentration levels will only go low.
3. Your blood pressure levels go high
If you already have the problem of hypertension then coffee definitely should not be your first drink every morning. Those who do not have the habit of consuming too much coffee, or already have the issue of hypertension, will likely experience an increase in their blood pressure levels on drinking coffee.
The increased blood pressure levels will remain that way for two to three hours, and you will have to bear with all the associated discomfort until then.
4. You may feel anxious
You certainly would not want to feel anxious soon after you wake up, right? But this is something your early morning coffee comes with. Lots of research has concluded that the caffeine present in coffee causes anxiety.
The caffeine-induced anxiety that you experience can result in anxiety attacks and later may even cause OCD and phobias.
5. Your cortisol levels go low
Soon after you wake up every morning, a hormone called cortisol is released by your body. This hormone helps you feel awake. After that, you drink coffee to feel more refreshed.
According to research, after you drink your morning coffee for quite some days then gradually the cortisol levels keep decreasing. What then happens is even after you have your morning coffee you will only feel more tired than before.
Naturally, you would not want to invite any of the side-effects mentioned in this list and thus you need to give up on having coffee the first thing in the morning. Start your day in a healthy way by drinking a glass of water at room temperature or a glass of warm water with some lemon juice in it and you will not only feel refreshed, but your body and skin will also feel happy as well.