We all know the expression “You are what you eat”. But what we do on an empty stomach also has a great influence on our health.
Naspin explains nine things you shouldn’t do on an empty stomach, two hours after your last meal. At the end of the article, we’ve prepared a bonus for you to learn what you can do on an empty stomach.
1. Take anti-inflammatories
Aspirin, paracetamol and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should not be taken on an empty stomach. Otherwise, this not only reduces their effectiveness, but can also cause serious health problems, such as digestive bleeding. Find more information here about other medicines that should not be taken on an empty stomach.
Advice: Milk reduces the negative effects of NSAIDs, but if you don’t have any on hand, take these medicines with plenty of water. If possible, use suppositories instead of pills.