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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