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One Major Effect of Drinking Coffee on an Empty Stomach, Says Science

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It's safe to say that when a Monday morning rolls around, there's nothing quite like sipping on a cup of coffee to wake you up. In fact, sometimes it feels so important that you head straight for the coffee pot before drinking water or eating breakfast . But for those who get in the habit of grabbing coffee before your eyes are fully open, you may want to know about the possible side effects that come from drinking coffee on an empty stomach. Although there aren't many, one major effect of drinking coffee on an empty stomach is that the caffeine will kick in much faster than if you had food in your system. RELATED : Sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox . How long does it take for caffeine to kick in? According to the Harvard School of Public Health , caffeine takes about 45 minutes to become absorbed in your body, and it "peaks" in your bloodstream at anywhere between 15 minutes and 2 hours. However, these numbers can b