Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Have Sweet Drinks on an Empty Stomach

Consuming high amounts of sugary drinks – as well as doing it on an empty stomach – could be linked to problems not only in the liver but also in the gut microbiota. Our microbiome is designed to never see sugar. But as soon as you drink the soda or juice, the nutrient is introduced. Given that excessive fructose consumption is linked to metabolic disorders, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and fatty liver disease, it is of critical importance to understand how dietary fructose is processed and how the body may protect itself from the its damaging effects.


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