Foods to avoid on an empty stomach
Shortcrust and puff pastries: Foods that contain yeast irritate the lining of the stomach and may cause flatulence.
Sweets: Eating sugar boosts insulin levels, which in turn significantly increases the load on the pancreas which have just %u201Cwoken up%u201D.
Yoghurt and other fermented milk products: If you eat yoghurt on an empty stomach then, hydrochloric acid, formed in the stomach kills the lactic acid bacteria. So eating such products for breakfast has little benefit for the body.
Pears: Crude fiber found in pears can injure delicate mucous membranes of an empty stomach.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain high levels of tannic acid that increase acidity in the stomach. This can lead to gastric ulcers.
Cucumbers: Although a rich source of amino acids, they cause heartburn, flatulence and abdominal pain when consumed on an empty stomach.
Spicy food: Spicy food can cause damage and irritation to gastric mucosa and increase acid production in the stomach. This contributes to many common disorders of the digestive system.
Carbonated drinks: Drinking carbonated beverages in the morning can damage the mucous membranes and reduce the blood supply to the stomach. As a result food digests more slowly.