How Coffee Impacts Your Gut
Over 150 million people drink a cup of coffee every morning. This morning ritual is something many people look forward to as they go to bed each night. But if you’re someone that suffers from leaky gut or IBS, your morning cup might be having negative effects on your gut health.
Coffee Is Very Acidic
People with existing GI problems are generally negatively affected when they have a more acidic diet. If you suffer from digestive issues, coffee will exacerbate your problems so it’s best to avoid coffee altogether.
Improves Bowel Movement
Caffeine is a stimulant that increases gut motility. That means if you drink coffee, it’s likely you have reduced time waiting for your first bowel movement. This can also lead some drinkers to have diarrhea which can lead to dehydration.
Promotes Growth of Gut Bacteria
Studies have shown that drinking coffee can contribute to the growth of beneficial bacteria which is necessary for having a healthy, diverse gut.
So what does this mean? Is coffee good or bad for you? It depends on your body! Experts recommend drinking under 400g of caffeine per day. It’s also best to have black coffee or coffee with a splash of milk or creamer and avoid fancy coffee drinks with excessive sugar because sugar is known to create additional problems in the gut.
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