If you have gastritis and love coffee, it’s natural to wonder if coffee can make it worse. That would be almost unimaginable, but there’s good news. You can control your coffee beverage, probably more than you think. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is lower in acid and pure, and it comes in Half Caff and Decaf versions as well as Regular so you can choose your level of caffeine. Here’s what you should know about coffee and gastritis.
Does Coffee Cause Gastritis?
Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of your stomach. It has many possible causes, such as bacteria in the stomach, too much alcohol consumption, use of some painkillers, such as aspirin, frequent vomiting, or bile reflux. Symptoms may include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. While coffee is unlikely to cause gastritis, it can certainly make it worse.
Caffeine and Gastritis
The most obvious link between coffee and gastritis symptoms is caffeine. Caffeine is a known trigger for gastritis, which could explain why your morning coffee bothers your stomach. Green and black tea, colas, and other caffeinated beverages may have the same effect.
Cow’s milk may trigger symptoms if you have lactose intolerance. Plant-based milk substitutes, such as almond milk, soy milk, and oat milk, may be better choices.
Fatty foods can trigger symptoms of gastritis. If you believe that’s the case, choosing skim milk instead of whole milk or cream, or using low-fat or fat-free creamers or milk substitutes, can help.
Synthetic chemicals, such as synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides, could lead to indigestion. Heavy metals and mycotoxins can also be toxic. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee has none of these.
In addition, sipping your coffee slowly can limit symptoms.
There’s no single diet for everyone who has gastritis. You may need to experiment to see what works for you. Your healthcare provider may also have tips.
The Bottom Line
Chances are that you can still enjoy coffee if you have gastritis, but it may help to make some changes. These include choosing a low-acid brand without the risk of contaminants that could trigger symptoms, watching your caffeine intake, and taking care to avoid adding potential triggers to your coffee. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is free from synthetic chemicals, mold and mycotoxins, and heavy metals, and it comes in different caffeine levels. See how good it can feel to drink coffee that’s gentle on the stomach!