Does Drinking Yogurt With an Empty Stomach Really Hurt the Stomach

A friend asked me: is it appropriate to drink yogurt at breakfast?


She said: sometimes after getting up in the morning, the child will clamor for yogurt. Every day, he will go to the kindergarten to eat breakfast, but he always want to get something to eat before leaving home. I remember that drinking yogurt with an empty stomach is not good, so I never allow him to drink. In fact, I also love yogurt, but when taking the taboo of drinking yogurt with an empty stomach into account, I never dare to drink at breakfast. And I always wait until the night to drink. Actually, I do not know what the disadvantages of drinking yogurt with an empty stomach are.


More than one person asked this question. Just like whether we can drink milk with an empty stomach, it makes many people confused. However, the truth will not be obvious if we do not argue. For everything, we should use our brain to analyze and go to find the evidence of the theory and research.


After I searched for a while on the Internet, I found that the so-called reasons of not to drink yogurt are three:


1. Yogurt contains a large number of lactic acid bacteria. When we drink with an empty stomach, lactic acid bacteria are easy to die in a large number while being in the stomach with higher acidity, thus losing part of the health effects. After we eat large quantities of food, the acidity of stomach decreases, so the lactic acid bacteria can play a better role.


2. The acidity of yogurt is too high, so it will stimulate the stomach, causing discomfort and hurting the stomach.


3. Being the same as the reason of milk cannot be drunk, yogurt is rich in protein. Therefore, drinking protein with an empty stomach will make it become energy, thus wasting.

Whether are these reasons right?


Isn’t yogurt something very sour?


After reading the reasons online, I told her: If the yogurt is not very sour, then it has no harm to drink at breakfast. Unless for people with gastric ulcer and hyperacidity, they should avoid eating sour foods with an empty stomach. If for people with indigestion and low stomach acid, drinking yogurt at breakfast will play the role of promoting digestion instead.

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