The 6 Worst Things to Eat When You're Starving
Whether they upset your stomach or make you hungrier than you already are, these are not the best options when you're running on empty.
Oranges, Mint, Pasta Sauce and Caffeine
Why you shouldn't eat it right now: These are all examples of foods that make your stomach produce acid when you eat them, which may lead to irritation and inflammation of the stomach wall, says Ganjhu. (It's a bigger problem when your stomach is empty, because there's no other food in there to create a buffer between the acids and the stomach lining.) Caffeine can be particularly irritating for people with gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining.
Make it better: Most vegetables don't trigger acid production in the stomach. (They also have a ton of fiber, something that's recommended for those dealing with gastritis.) Try a classic veggie-and-hummus pairing for a filling snack. A lentil or chicken meal is filling and unlikely to upset your stomach, like this incredibly easy roasted chicken recipe.