Of all the dietary habits that people find difficult to change, coffee drinking is one of the most challenging because it is so entrenched in cultural habits and caffeine addiction. Withdrawal symptoms can involve painful headaches, nausea, vomiting, and loose stools.
The effects of coffee on heartburn, acid re-flux and ulcers is well known for many coffee lovers who suffer from it. It depends of various factors such as the beans and specifically the roasting associated with it. As a rule of thumb the darker coffee roast is likely to cause greater acidity related issues.
Coffee is highly acidic and it can stimulate the hyper-secretion of gastric acids. This has nothing to do with the caffeine level, in fact Decaffeinated coffee has been shown to increase acidity to a greater degree than either regular coffee or caffeine alone. If you suffer from heartburns, acid reflux or ulcer yet love the taste of coffee, you might want to want to give our caffeine free date seed coffee alternative a try. It is both healthy and tasty.