By Sara Blanchard
Is drinking coffee on an empty stomach bad for you? And is 300-400 mg a reasonable recommended limit for caffeine consumed per day?
Leading health and wellness experts weigh in on The Today Show regarding what is considered ‘safe’ coffee consumption.
“Each person must decide if the early morning coffee on an empty stomach works for them,” NBC News Health and Nutrition Editor Madelyn Fernstrom tells The Today Show. “It works for some people, and not others. What’s most important is to know your own body.”
What about when it comes to low-acid coffee?
Fernstrom says the issue is two-fold. Acid is naturally found in coffee and can trigger the production of acid in your stomach, while people who suffer from reflux and heartburn are already vulnerable.
For those of you who are sensitive to caffeine, The Today Show acknowledges the benefits of drinking trücup low-acid coffee and how it may be a better option to fuel you for the day. Read more about what the industry’s leading nutrition experts have to say about healthy coffee consumption here.