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5 Acid Reflux Myths


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No Coffee for You!
If coffee doesn't bother your stomach, there's no need to give up that morning joe.
If coffee doesn't bother your stomach, there's no need to give up that morning joe.
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Coffee gets a bad rap in the world of acid reflux sufferers. Almost all people who experience acid reflux are told to cut it out of their diets, along with other acidic beverages such as alcohol and orange juice. An entire niche market has sprung up to offer more stomach-friendly beverages; in 2006, for example, Folgers introduced Simply Smooth, aimed at those with tender tummies, while Tropicana offers a low-acid orange juice [source: Martin].

However, there is no scientific evidence linking these beverages with the onset of acid reflux. While coffee may indeed trigger acid reflux in some people, it's not a sacrifice that needs to be recommended to everyone. If coffee triggers acid reflux for you, then by all means, stop drinking it, but if coffee (or orange juice or wine) doesn't bring on any symptoms, then you can continue to enjoy it in moderation.


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