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Eating is vital to our health and well-being. We eat to live or do we live to eat? Well, there are times when probably you are caught up in your busy schedule until grabbing something to eat becomes less a priority.
You end up with a very empty stomach and this is when desperation to eat anything you grab kicks in. But did you know that for digestive purposes, there especially certain foods that are recommended for such times – empty stomach?
The aim of the following foods on an empty stomach is to improve your digestion and to maximize absorption of the key nutrients your body needs.
1. Fresh Fruit
According to research, Fruit is an incredibly healthy food group: packed with vitamins, nutrients, fiber and water. Incorporating fruit into your diet, the proper way, allows your digestive system to reap more powerful benefits through vitamin intake and improved digestion.
It has been reported that Starting your day with fruits helps you detoxify your system, supplies you with a great deal of physical energy, can aid in weight loss and provide the needed energy and focus for other life activities.
2. Soaked almonds
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According to online sources, Almonds are a rich source of manganese, Vitamin E, protein, fibre, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid. if you eat almonds the wrong way, you will miss out on its benefits. Always soak them over night and then eat them in the morning.
Eggs are extremely good for you and provide a myriad of health benefits whenever they are consumed. What makes them the perfect food to consume on an empty stomach is the fact that they make you feel full longer. Studies have shown that when eggs are eaten in the morning, the total amount of daily calories consumed decreases and eggs also aid in fat reduction.
4. Warm water and honey
Honey is loaded with minerals, vitamins, flavonoids, and enzymes that are essential to keep your gut clean and healthy. Eating honey with water on an empty stomach will help flush out toxins and also boost your metabolism and provide your body with a short burst of energy to carry out the daily functions.
5. Oatmeal, Buckwheat and Cornmeal Porridge
Eating oatmeal first thing in the morning or on an empty stomach has several advantages. First it provides a coating on the lining of the stomach which prevents irritation from your bodies naturally occurring hydrochloric acid (HCL). Oatmeal also contains soluble fiber which aids in digestion and lowers cholesterol.
6. Papaya or Watermelon
Eating papaya on an empty stomach is a good way to cleanse your body of toxins and ensure smooth bowel movement. On the other hand, watermelon is 90 percent water and is full of electrolytes and is thereby gentle on the stomach. Starting your day with water melon will keep you hydrated and satiate sugar cravings with minimal calories
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