Why does coffee make my stomach hurt?!

Question: Why does coffee make my stomach hurt!?
Why does coffee make my stomach hurt, but not other caffeinated drinks!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

The reason coffee makes your stomach hurt is not due to the caffeine levels, but rather the acid content!. And you are not alone---1 in 5 coffee drinkers in the U!.S!. get stomach pain or indigestion from drinking coffee!.

The solution would be to buy a low-acid coffee:


or Folgers' Smooth Roast, which can be found at grocery stores:


Coffee is also a powerful stimulant for peristalsis and is sometimes considered to prevent constipation; it is also a diuretic!. However, coffee can also cause loose bowel movements!.

Practitioners in alternative medicine often recommend coffee enemas for "cleansing of the colon" due to its stimulus of peristalsis, although mainstream medicine has not proved any benefits of the practice!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Coffee also has a coffee oil in it that can sometimes be irritating to the lining of the stomach!.!.!.especially if you are nervous or have anxiety!.

Dreadstar is right!. You should probably eat something with your coffee to coat your stomach!.!.!.though I don't recommend donuts as they add to the indigestion (though they are good!)Www@FoodAQ@Com

Coffee is very acidic and can irritate ulcers and other stomach ailments!.

I can't stomach coffee,but tea and even the occasional cola (gasp) is OK by me!.

You could be sensitive to the caffeine or the dairy as well!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Maybe you're not eating enough doughnuts!. Seriously, make sure you eat something with the coffee!. There's a reason that toast, scones, muffins and yes, doughnuts are paired often with coffee!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Coffee is not that acidic!. The pH for coffee is usually around 6, (7 being true neutral)!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

acid, try folgers simply smooth, they take out all of the stuff that makes your stomach hurt!. It's in a red plastic can with a green/yellow label!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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