We all are habitual to start our day with a cup of tea or coffee. Its one of the most common practice especially followed in our Indian Households. I myself a Tea Fan and can’t even spend a single day without it. It’s more than just a habit for most of us. Tea and Coffee are the most famous beverages which get served in almost every house, be it a house party, a family function, a small get together, or to welcome any guest.
But did we ever thought of finding it out is it really a good habit to Start our Day with Tea or Coffee? No. Right? Keep on reading to know how early morning tea or coffee can affect your body.
We already know that the ‘caffeine’ is the substance that makes us feel energetic and we can get addicted to it easily.
Here is why drinking tea or coffee early morning could be your biggest mistake:
As per the most famous celebrity Nutritionist Pooja Makhija- “One should never start his/her day with caffeine right away, be it a Coffee or a Tea. Caffeine should not be the first thing you intake empty stomach. You should eat some solids before having caffeine else it may trigger your stomach acids and affect your digestion system instantly. Start your day either with a glass of juice, bowl of fruits or simply sip some warm water. Here I have jot down some reasons why you should not start your day with Tea or Coffee.
- Having tea or coffee empty stomach give rise to acidity:
That freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee early morning empty stomach is extremely harmful for your health. It gives rise to acidity in our body which may lead to heartburn or indigestion throughout the day. Early morning caffeine intakes suppress the secretion of the gastric juices and reduce bile and acid in the stomach. Also having caffeine empty stomach may lead to loss of appetite as well.
- It increases toxins in our body:
Having tea or coffee in the morning empty stomach increases the number of toxins in our body because of the poor blood circulation and dehydration. High level of toxin in our blood can directly affect our organs like heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, and could lead to their malfunctioning.
- It Dehydrates your body:
Our body dehydrates while we sleep. It demands for hydration rather than caffeine. Also, when we consume caffeine and then go to washroom, our body dehydrates more, which could lead to some serious health issues in future. Hence, rather than drinking caffeine in the morning, better hydrate your body first, by drinking at least 2-3 glasses of water. Drinking normal glass of Water empty stomach works as a magic not only for your body’s digestion system it even helps in keeping your internal organs healthy. It also helps in eliminating toxins from your blood which ultimately helps in making your skin healthy.
- It Attacks your oral health:
Drinking tea or coffee early morning empty stomach lets the bacteria in your mouth breakdown the sugar, which may lead to increased acid levels in your mouth this may cause the erosion of the enamel in your teeth.
- Gives the harmful after- effects:
Caffeine instantly boosts up energy levels in us, but ever thought what after that? As soon as the energy level shots up in the morning in our body (Empty Stomach), we might start feeling nausea or dizziness after the energy boost up session.
It’s always recommended to first have something in the morning and then go for tea or coffee. Don’t intake caffeine morning empty stomach.
As per the Celebrity Nutritionist Pooja Makhija you can go for some healthy substitute’s empty stomach.
- Water: Drink a glass of water or more, early in the morning, empty stomach. This will hydrate your body and stimulate your blood cells to grow faster.
- Coconut Water: Drinking coconut water early morning helps in boosting your immunity and increases your metabolism which also helps in weight loss and detoxes your body.
- Buttermilk: buttermilk is alkaline hence; it cools down the acid effect in your stomach. It treats hypo acidity and solves the issue of indigestion.
She also suggests that the ideal time to have tea or coffee is after the breakfast and that mid-morning. That’s the time when your body’s metabolism starts functioning properly. And a cup of tea or a coffee may get digested easily.
So, now you know how harmful it is to start your day with a cup of Tea or a Coffee.
I believe now y’all can set your priorities about what to have in early morning and what to avoid.