Coffee is loaded with antioxidants. It has been found to be helpful in preventing so many chronic health problems, including colon cancer. These antioxidants in coffee belong to the chlorine genic acid group. This group of acids exists in several fruits we consume daily.

But these antioxidants can lead to many harmful reactions within our body, especially if we take coffee before our meals.

Do you know that just a cup of black coffee when taking on empty stomach can cause the release of hydrochloric acid within our digestive tract? You must have specifically felt this if you are already suffering from gastritis.

Hydrochloric acid is used by our body for decomposing food in our stomach. The kind of digestive issues arising out of this problem can be found with regard to heavy meals. It will then be more difficult to breakdown the proteins.

Many issues can arise when proteins are not fully broken down. This can include intestinal inflammation, bloating, irritation and even colon cancer.

According to scientists, coffee should never be taken in the morning when you wake up. It will increase our cortisol levels at a very fast rate. It can take a lot of time for this level to come down. So make sure that you drink coffee an hour after you wake up. Also make sure to eat something before you take your morning coffee – at least a slice of bread.

Cortisol is behind controlling our biological clock and our ability to remain awake. So when you drink coffee on empty stomach, your gastric acid levels shoot up. It can not only cause bloating, it could also lead to vomiting.

If you are too busy to take your breakfast before coffee or if you are one of those who can’t start their day without a cup of coffee, just add some milk or butter in it to reduce the effect.

Source: Women Best