Coffee has many health benefits and this has been proven by numerous scientific studies.
The drink facilitates cardiovascular and neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes and depression.
Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day reduces premature mortality by 18% for men and 8% for women.
However, doctors recommend to give up the habit of drinking coffee in the morning. Especially on an empty stomach.
This can affect the digestive system. Coffee will accelerate the production of acid in the stomach, and if you didn’t eat anything, it can damage the stomach lining and cause gastrointestinal disorders.
Same applies to decaf.
Coffee on an empty stomach may intensify symptoms of anxiety and increase heart rate. As a result the person becomes irritable and difficult to concentrate.