Starting your day with a cup of tea is the most common routine in our society. Many amongst us are tea or coffee lovers and love to start the day with a cup of tea, while holding a newspaper in hand or while using the smartphones and updating themselves using social media. Nearly about 70-80 percentage of people start their day with tea or coffee straight after the bed. It tastes nice ,it comforting, and there are number of flavours available, why wouldn’t you love it?
Anyways, do you guys really think it is a good idea to kickstart your morning with tea?
Most of the people drink tea or coffee as the very first drink of the day, which is the most harmful thing for our body. Starting your day with tea may not be such a good idea as you may have think.In recent days, some researchers have revealed that tea can actually damage our health, especially when taken on an empty stomach.
Bed tea or coffee is even worse. Caffeine or tea should not be the first thing that you should give your body on an empty stomach. You need to line your stomach with some solids before you take caffeine else it may trigger the stomach acids and wreak havoc with your digestion throught the day.
When our body is fasting overnight then naturally acidity happens. As we grow old , we start feeling this by having milk or tea which in turn, boosts up the acidity level in the body.
Why avoid tea or coffee as your first drink?
1.Lowers your metabolism
Having tea as your first drink of the day may disrupt your metabolic system due to an imbalance of acidic and alkaline substances in the stomach which can interfere with the regular metabolic activity of the body and keep you troubled through the day.
2.Leads to bloating
Due to the presence of milk in the tea, many people may feel bloated majorly because of the high lactose content in milk that affects your gut when it is empty.This can lead to gas and constipation.
3.Dehydrates your body
Our body is already dehydrated due to eight hours of sleep and intake of water or food, tea only adds to that state of dehydration. Excessive dehydration will eventually cause an imbalance in minerals leading to muscle cramps.
4. Caffeine kicks back
Caffeine is known to give you an instant energy boost. However, giving your body a strong dose of caffeine on an empty stomach may have side effects that include nausea, dizziness, and other unpleasant sensations. It is best to have tea or coffee after eating something.
Never start your day with caffeine – be it coffee or tea.
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