Does drinking coffee upset your stomach? Do you get pains, nausea, or do you just feel bloated and a little sick?
Even though most people don’t experience these problems it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. It’s common for people to have problems with coffee and experience stomach upset symptoms after drinking coffee. There’s plenty of medical reasoning for these issues to arise.
Why Does Coffee Irritate My Belly?
To understand why your stomach bothers you you should understand the most common causes of stomach upset. It may very well be that simple changes to the way you drink coffee can make a big difference in stopping stomach pains or the indigestion you feel after a bit of coffee.
First of all answer this question to yourself truthfully. Do you regularly buy cheap generic brand ground coffee for the lowest price you can find? Or do you buy quality whole beans from a local coffee roaster in your neighborhood?
Chances are you buy the cheap stuff. People who feel bad after drinking coffee don’t tend to want to spend a lot on their coffee. No only do they buy the cheap stuff but they let it sit for a while between brews leading to even more stale coffee.
Many times these people only get coffee from gas stations along the highway at midnight or in diners or cheap restaurants which only serve up cheap burnt coffee that has been sitting on hot plates for who knows how long. The point being if you get stomach upset from coffee you are more likely than other people to be drinking bad coffee which will exacerbate the problem.
Cheap generic coffee is processed with less care and is almost always more harsh. Sensitive stomachs should avoid bottom shelf, mass produced coffees.
Dealing With Irritated Coffee Belly
I’m currently in the draft stages of producing my first ebook on coffee. The topic of this ebook is dealing with and preventing the upset that commonly occurs with coffee drinkers. There are a number of primary causes for upset coffee stomach and in most cases (other than the most serious medical problems that only a doctor can advise you on) you can take simple steps to minimize your chances of feeling bad after a cup.
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In the mean time consider this: N-methylpyridium (NMP) is a substance that is most commonly found in dark roasted coffees – via WebMD. Researchers said:
NMP, seemed to block the ability of stomach cells to produce hydrochloric acid and could offer a way to reduce or avoid stomach irritation.
If you’ve been experiencing mild stomach upset from your coffee make sure you’re drinking a dark roast and not just a strong cup of light roast. The dark roast also contains less caffeine on average which can also help in minimizing your discomfort.