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Experts Say This Is Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee On An Empty Stomach

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If you're anything like me, maybe you can't start your morning off without a hot cup of coffee in the morning. But if you're also like me and you sometimes don't eat before guzzling down your joe, you may want to change up your routine.

A Functional Nutritional Therapist named Olivia Hedlund has gone viral on TikTok after warning viewers that you should not drink coffee on an empty stomach.

Olivia said that the acidic nature of coffee could potentially cause problems in your gut and hormones, also potentially causing a lot of stress on your body.

In the video, she says, "If you drink coffee first thing on an empty stomach, stop what you’re doing and listen. You are messing with your hormones, coffee is not only acidic, so it’s hard on our stomach in the morning, but it literally causes our bodies to go into a stress response, to shoot out cortisol, and to put us in kind of a fight or flight state,” also noting that’s what causes jitters after you drink your favorite brew.

Olivia also suggests it can cause hormonal acne.

She says that to reduce the chances of upsetting your stomach, you should eat things like eggs, raw dairy, berries, or fruits like apples and pears.

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