30 Things People Better Avoid Doing On An Empty Stomach

27. Don’t consume bananas As the saying goes, we should breakfast like a king. But we often don’t have much time to prepare anything nutritious to… Simi - May 23, 2018
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27. Don’t consume bananas

As the saying goes, we should breakfast like a king. But we often don’t have much time to prepare anything nutritious to sate our empty morning stomachs. That means we often grab something as we fly out the door, and what’s easier than a banana. It comes with its own protective covering, it’s full of minerals, and it doesn’t need to be washed.

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Eating bananas on a full stomach might not be such a good idea after all. This is because bananas are high in magnesium and potassium, two essential minerals for health. But when you eat bananas on a completely empty stomach, the levels of these minerals in the blood spike, leading to an imbalance. This can have an adverse effect on the cardiovascular system’s ability to maintain pumping, with possible serious consequences for the heart. So, leave the bananas for later in the day, when your stomach isn’t empty.

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28. Don’t have sex

According to some experts, many women develop a love-hate relationship with their bodies and food as they grow up. Food and sex are both sources of pleasure, but some women end up feeling ashamed at experiencing the pleasure of food. This shame gets extended to other sources of pleasure such as sex. Instead, they say, women need to learn to believe that they deserve to experience pleasure with both eating and sex.

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A study discovered that women who ate healthy snacks during the day were more likely to have sex at night. And the secret is in the ‘healthy.’ Eating a donut or a bag of chips is not going to make you feel as sexy as a healthy snack is. An empty stomach, on the other hand, is not the ideal time to have sex. You won’t have much energy, and you’ll feel more fatigued than if you had had something to eat beforehand.

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29. Eat tomatoes

You may find this particular entry a little surprising. Most of us are told to eat tomatoes ever since an early age. Our parents and friends put it in almost every dish as one of the seminal ingredients for every even remotely healthy meal. Not only are they full of water and an excellent hydration choice, but they also contain one of the most important vitamins – vitamin C. This is precisely why tomatoes are bad for you whilst on an empty stomach.

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Vitamin C, if you didn’t know, is technically ascorbic acid. If you eat a tomato on an empty stomach, it will react with your stomach acid and create a highly acidic environment. Such a reaction can cause bloating, nausea and even diarrhea. You can eat tomatoes as much as you want, but there should always be an addition or a base that can prevent the acid levels from rising.

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30. Spray pesticides

Even though pesticides are getting banned in more and more countries due to food quality concerns, some countries still allow farmers and agricultural workers to apply them to the cultivation of plants. While there are regulations concerning facial protection and the blockage of airwaves, spraying pesticides is still a dangerous thing to do, and it can impact your health. It is especially true when you’re on an empty stomach.

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Why is this the case? Well, when your stomach is empty, your body is yearning for food. Food gives you the needed strength and fuel to be able to function. Because pesticides are heavy chemicals, they will impact your body much more if you haven’t eaten anything. Because of this, it’s important to pay attention when you have to do yard work or when you’re at a farm. Be sure to eat something and use a high-grade mask to protect yourself.