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Old 03-24-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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Coffee question

I know that the big thing you hear is to stop drinking coffee all together if you have acid reflux. I stopped for 1 week and saw no difference, but my hubby says that 1 week was not enough time. My gastro dr said that it wasn't going to hurt me.

I used to drink 2 cups of Half-Caf every morning with sugar and Fat Free Coffeemate (dairy and gluten free). NOw I'm drinking Folger's Simply Smooth Decaf. I don't notice any difference in my stomach. Has anyone else tried that before? Is there any coffee that's supopsed to be OK for us to drink?

 
Old 03-24-2009, 11:09 AM   #2
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Re: Coffee question

Coffee ups your stomach acidity, that is why they recommend you stop drinking it. There are a couple of manufactures that make low acidic coffee, Puroast, Hevla and others. Just do a web search for low acid coffee.

 
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Re: Coffee question

Thanks for responding. I guess that's what I was wondering about the FOlger's Simply Smooth coffee since it says it's gentle on your stomach. I was wondering if it's really true?

 
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Re: Coffee question

my "chart" that I refer to often, says that black organic coffee is alkaline-producing in the stomach. Although I don't drink it, my naturopath told me that tea with skim milk was okay; it's the milk and sugar that are acid-forming.

If you like a hot drink, slowly try to drink more green tea. It's not only alkaline, but it's proven to be otherwise very good for you!

 
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Re: Coffee question

Coffee definately flares up my acid reflux. I went 6 weeks without it and pretty much cleared up the reflux. I gave up other things too so it was a combo of things. But now I am back drinking it occassionally and I can always tell because I get the junk in my throat and have to keep clearing and the flare ups. I have to decide wether it's worth it to cheat or not. No fun, I know.

 
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Re: Coffee question

Tedd - How long were you off the coffee before you noticed any difference?

I'm asking b/c I have gone off all coffee twice, for a week each time and I didn't notice any difference, which is why I started drinking it again.

I'm not a tea drinker at all but have tried it several times. I have been drinking the decaf Folgers with plain sugar (baby spoon size) and a small amount of Coffeemate French Vanilla (which is dairy and gluten free) so there should be an issue with the dairy there. I used to use Splenda but I stopped to see if that made any difference.

 
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