Blog — stomach acid

ILDI REVI
Coffee and the Stomach: A Challenge to Study

Coffee and the Stomach: A Challenge to Study

A discussion of the literature, by Ildi Revi, Director of Coffee A key dialogue that would be valuable for the Coffee Council brain trust to explore together is the connection between coffee and gastrointestinal issues. Some people drink a cup of coffee and they don’t feel well afterward, get indigestion, or have acid reflux. Observation tells us that this is not uncommon. Doctors frequently advise their patients to regulate coffee use if they are having gastric symptoms. What scientific evidence is the basis for this advice? Is coffee’s acidity the culprit? Why do some people feel coffee is too “harsh”...

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Craig Junghandel
You love coffee, why doesn't it love you back?

You love coffee, why doesn't it love you back?

There are some people who love coffee, but they've had to give it up because it bothers their stomach. Indigestion, acid reflux and a general feeling of malaise around the gut are common complaints. As a result, coffee lovers either stop drinking coffee, drink less or just suffer through. What is going on with coffee and the stomach? Is it the acidity? Is it the caffeine? Or is it something else? At Purity, we take health complaints seriously, and have dug into the research to get some answers to what might be contributing to stomach issues. Is it the acidity...

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