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Have Your Coffee and Drink it Too

Have Your Coffee and Drink it Too

(NewsUSA)- For most people, it's simply a part of their morning routine. For others, it's a social commodity, but regardless of its use, coffee is a major staple in the American diet. In fact, approximately 130 million Americans drink an average of two to three cups of coffee a day.
Many health professionals agree it's not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you go for the decaffeinated variety. Antioxidants, for example, abound in coffee, which can reduce inflammation and prevent chronic diseases. However, what about the pesky short-term effects of coffee such as stomach pain and heartburn?
Coffee drinkers, especially those prone to stomach pain and heartburn, can feel the burn after their daily coffee intake. The cause-coffee's acid levels. That's right, most coffees contain acid, which can damage the lining of your stomach and result in unpleasant side effects such as acid reflux. Giving up coffee is out of the question for most people, so antacids have become a popular ally.
More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and many rely on the neutralizing effects of antacids on a regular basis, however, this can be a concern in the long-term.
Antacids affect the balance of acid in your stomach by reducing it. However, natural acids found in your stomach are necessary in the prevention of illness. These acids kill bacteria as they try to enter the body through the digestive track. Long-term use of these products may negatively affect this balance.
So, what should those coffee drinkers who take a side of antacid with their coffee do? Acid-free coffee may be your best solution. Coffee companies such as Tyler's Coffee provide both caffeinated and decaffeinated blends of acid-free coffee. These acid-free blends are roasted through a computer-based process, which eliminates the acid.
And aside from a settled stomach, acid-free coffee promotes dental health. "The worst thing anyone can do is sip beverages with a high acid level," said Dr. Richard Ziehmer. "A coffee beverage that is free of acid, sugar or non-dairy creamer could decrease a person's risk of developing cavities."
Now coffee drinkers can have their coffee and drink it too.
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