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    Avoiding Nausea Caused by Acid Reflux

    Avoiding Nausea Caused by Acid Reflux

    by Alex Brecher April 26, 2023

    Many people think of heartburn when they think of symptoms of acid reflux, but nausea is another strong and unpleasant, often overwhelming or debilitating, effect. If you have noticed that coffee is a trigger for nausea or acid reflux, take heart. A low-acid brand, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee, may help you avoid these symptoms. Here is some information about low-acid coffee and other ways to avoid nausea caused by acid reflux. 

    Low-Acid Coffee for a Low-Acid Heartburn Diet

    Many people who experience heartburn or acid reflux point to coffee as a trigger. After all, coffee is an acidic beverage, and a low-acid diet is a common strategy for people with acid reflux. You can reduce your acid consumption, while still consuming coffee, by selecting a brand such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee. It is lower in acid, but still has a smooth, balanced, and complex taste.

    Watching Caffeine as a Way to Prevent Nausea and Acid Reflux

    Acid content aside, coffee has another compound in it that is linked to acid reflux. That compound is caffeine. Caffeine can directly impact acid reflux in two ways. First, it increases the production of acid in the stomach. Second, it relaxes the LES, making it easier for the acid to rise into the esophagus, causing acid reflux and increasing the chance of experiencing related nausea. 

    Caffeine does have a variety of benefits, and many people depend on it every day or more than once a day. Caffeine boosts energy, speeds passage through the gastrointestinal tract, and improves brain function, such as ability to remember and focus. If you depend on caffeine, you may be able to have your cake and eat it, too.

    A strategy for including caffeine while avoiding acid reflux may be to find the right balance for you. A version of low-acid coffee, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee in Half Caff, may work better for you than our Regular or Rise and Shine versions. It’s made from the same blend of coffee beans as Regular and Decaf, and comes in Fresh Ground, Whole Bean, and K Cup options.

    Other Factors in Coffee That Can Cause Acid Reflux

    It is important to realize that not all types of coffee are the same. Even if they are low in acid, there are other differences. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee can be a great choice for avoiding nausea and acid reflux for the following reasons.

    • Since it is organic, it is free from synthetic pesticides, fungicides, and other chemicals that could cause nausea or other health problems.
    • It is guaranteed free from potential irritants such as mold, mycotoxins, and heavy metals. 
    • It is roasted to a medium dark roast, which gives it a better flavor with chocolate or caramel.

    Another trick for reducing acid reflux is to try cold brew, which helps lower the acid content of the coffee. You can also make sure you avoid artificial sweeteners and creamers with ingredients that may cause acid reflux. And finally, it’s good to drink your coffee early enough so that you are not overly full at bedtime.

    While nausea is uncomfortable and even dreadful, you can try to avoid acid reflux by choosing a pure coffee that has a lower acid content, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee. Watch your caffeine intake and what you add to the coffee, and you can be sure that you are doing what you can to keep nausea away while loving your coffee.


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