This is What Happens When You Drink Coffee on an Empty Stomach

Waking up in the morning and getting the A.M coffee is a ritual for many. After all, it’s a beloved, miracle liquid that serves as an amazing alarm clock. Drinking coffee has various health benefits, such as it can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%, lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and reduce suicide risk and depression. All the caffeine lovers must be grinning while reading this, but you should be wary of drinking it on an empty stomach. Read the full story to know why.


For starters, coffee can play with your digestive system. All that espresso will jumpstart the stomach’s production of acid, and if you haven’t already eaten something, the acid could damage your stomach’s lining and cause indigestion and heartburn.