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Drinking coffee on an empty stomach is not harmful.. know the reason

There's nothing quite like a cup of coffee to wake you up, sometimes you head straight to the coffee pot before drinking water or eating breakfast, but did you know the side effects of drinking coffee on an empty stomach? The body absorbs caffeine much faster if the stomach is empty and it is harmless.

How long does caffeine take to start?

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, caffeine takes about 45 minutes to be absorbed into your body, and "peaks" in your bloodstream anywhere between 15 minutes and two hours. However, these numbers can be altered by a number of things. Your sensitivity to caffeine is influenced by your genetic differences.

According to a report by Coffee & Health, 95% of the caffeine we metabolize is affected by something called the CYP1A2 gene, which is divided into two different types, either falling under "fast metabolizers," who experience the effects of caffeine for a shorter period of time, or "slow metabolizers" who They experience constant alertness and energy from the caffeine they consume.

Eating affects caffeine absorption

Another factor that alters the effects of caffeine is the food in your gut. According to Harvard Health, eating food, especially high-fiber foods, will slow down the process for caffeine to kick in. So drinking on an empty stomach will make you feel the effects faster.

For some, drinking coffee on an empty stomach is completely harmless, but for others, this quick jolt may trigger symptoms of anxiety or panic.

If you experience things like insomnia, stress, or anxiety after drinking coffee, you're not alone. According to Frontiers in Psychiatry, there is evidence to support a positive association between high caffeine intake and anxiety symptoms for many people.

If you're someone who feels anxious after drinking coffee or you're naturally prone to anxiety or panic attacks on a regular basis, the faster caffeine "getting" into your bloodstream than drinking your morning cup on an empty stomach may trigger unwanted symptoms.

Drink coffee on an empty stomach:

If you don't experience symptoms of anxiety when drinking caffeine, taking it on an empty stomach may be perfectly fine, as it enters your bloodstream at a faster rate, coffee on an empty stomach can be an easy way to get a boost of energy in the morning, just make sure you don't skip Breakfast completely, as this can lead to other undesirable health problems.