What is acid reflux?

Acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a chronic condition where stomach contents come back up into the esophagus resulting in symptoms such as the taste of acid in the back of the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, vomiting, breathing problems, and wearing away of the teeth.  Approximately 10-20% of the world’s population is affected and it can be a very acute problem for some acid reflux sufferers.

How does regular caffeinated coffee affect acid reflux?

Treatment of acid reflux is typically down to lifestyle changes, medications, and sometimes surgery. Lifestyle changes include avoiding certain foods, not lying down for three hours after eating, stopping smoking and losing weight.

But, regular caffeinated coffee can be a real factor as well. As we all know, it’s very difficult to say no to that morning latte or flat white, yet for acid reflux sufferers, it would be wise to consider cutting back on regular coffee.

The issue is the high acid content in coffee, combine with caffeine, can cause the lower esophageal sphincter muscles to relax allowing stomach acid to enter the esophagus, which is what causes acid reflux.

So, decaffeinated coffee, particularly Swiss Water Decaf Process coffee, can help reduce the risk of acid reflux when consuming coffee...

How can Swiss Water Decaf Process decaffeinated coffee can help manage acid reflux?

First of all, decaffeinated coffee contains almost no caffeine. Swiss Water Process coffee is certified 99.9% caffeine free.

Then, it’s all down to how Swiss Water Process coffee is decaffeinated. The decaffeination process, which uses water - and water alone – to decaffeinate the coffee beans reduced the acidity in coffee at the same time.

Hence, Swiss Water Process beans are lower acidity and with almost no caffeine, which massively reduces the risk of acid reflux from drinking coffee. This can enable acid reflux sufferers to still enjoy the taste and ritual of drinking high quality coffees and stick clear of strong caffeinated regular coffee, which may trigger an acid reflux event.

September 18, 2017 — Guy Wilmot

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