Dr. Irina Lizon, a Russian nutritionist, has revealed that drinking coffee in the morning will not harm health if you drink it with or after food, according to RIA Novosti.
She told “Sputnik” radio: “Coffee stimulates the production of hydrochloric acid, and if you drink coffee on an empty stomach, the stomach will begin to produce juice to digest food, but there is no food in it, and in people with digestive problems, and people prone to increased acidity of the stomach, Especially with gastritis, this can lead to pain, discomfort and heartburn.”
The doctor pointed out that drinking coffee during the day should not become a substitute for dinner either, as this drink does not contain the nutrients that a person needs, but it can be a good snack.
Know the right time to have coffee
She added: “Coffee can be an option for snacks, if you choose, for example, between it and a loaf of bread, we will reduce hunger and our body will receive fat, but the main meal must be balanced with vitamins, fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
If you are a coffee lover
She stressed that there are people who consider coffee for them to be refreshing, but people who have difficulty sleeping should not drink coffee in the evening.
Coffee and its benefits
And she continued: “Coffee has a stimulating effect, so it is not recommended to drink it 3 to 4 hours before bed, and for anxious people who suffer from sleep disorders, coffee is only the morning option for them.