Should You Drink Coffee if You Have Acid Reflux? Find Out!

Coffee is a wonderfully popular beverage, but you may not realize that a lot of the flavor is lost during the brewing process. The coffee bean has its own aroma, taste, and color and you want to make sure you get that goodness.

Nowadays many people suffer from acid reflux and as a result, they drink a lot of coffee and cappuccino every day. If you’re like most people, you also drink this beverage in the morning when you wake up, or any time you feel like your stomach may be upset.

You may have noticed that after drinking coffee or other beverages, your stomach acid will rise in your throat and drip down into your stomach. This isn’t something you want to happen because it means you’ll have to drink more of the beverage and possibly end up with a headache. Your stomach might also feel more bloated than usual and this is very unpleasant.

But you don’t have to drink coffee and cappuccino all day long if you don’t want to. You can actually make some changes to your coffee habits to help prevent this problem. Here are some tips to follow.

First, you can try drinking one cup of your favorite decaffeinated coffee before you go to bed and only one cup of your favorite decaffeinated cappuccino after you wake up. It’s a simple change to make, but there’s nothing like that first cup of coffee in the morning. Your body responds well to consistency so this should be taken into consideration.

If you normally drink your cappuccino before bed, avoid going to bed with extra caffeine as you may wake up feeling groggy. I recommend drinking it just before you go to bed and no later than an hour or two after you’ve gone to sleep.

If you drink your cappuccino before bed, do so slowly and carefully. Let the cappuccino cool and then sip it. Once the cappuccino has cooled, drink the rest of it with a small sip as you sip your cappuccino.

The reason for this is that your stomach is already digesting the cappuccino so you don’t want it to digest the coffee as well. Drinking the coffee slowly and allowing the cappuccino to cool in your mouth will help keep your stomach from processing the coffee too quickly.

You also want to make sure that you are drinking only about one-quarter of the amount of coffee you usually drink. I recommend that you drink two cups a day for the best results. You may even find that three cups per day is enough.

You also want to make sure that you are drinking the right amounts of water as well. You’ll end up with extra coffee if you’re drinking it and then finishing up with water, but you’ll end up having more caffeine if you drink more water. For best results, drink water after you finish drinking the coffee and have your second or third cup of cappuccino.

The bottom line is that you can still enjoy a delicious cup of coffee without getting extra acid reflux. There are several things you can do to help with this issue. Simply consider the simple changes you can make to both the coffee you drink and the amount of coffee you drink on a daily basis.