Can coffee reduce bloating?

Coffee is the most preferred beverage globally for one’s morning fix, it's here to stay.

Most coffee lovers may be curious whether coffee is acidic and how it impacts their health.

Well, most coffees are acidic with an average pH between 4.85 to 5.10 and do have effects on certain health conditions.

But there are ways to modify its acidity.

Coffee causes temporary bloating because of its acidity, which has an effect on your digestive tract and may stimulate spasms in the bowel that cause bloating.

Because coffee stimulates gastrin release and gastric acid secretion after a cup of coffee it is common to have a bowel movement shortly after.

Studies were done that showed coffee was healthy for the gut too. Because it promotes greater gut diversity and the linkage between caffeic acid and the diversity of gut bacteria is healthy.

To prevent bloating is to not drink coffee on an empty stomach, as the acidity of the coffee can irritate your gut lining which can lead to bloating.

Alternatively is to drink your coffee black without any lactose added.

Drink enough water after drinking your coffee aids in reducing the caffeine in the coffee that can cause dehydration and slows down digestion and gases that build up which can cause bloating.

Too much of a good thing can still be bad!

Reduce it, if you are drinking too many cups of coffee a day.

By: Douglas

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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