I’ll get people asking me, “Can I have wine if I have acid reflux? Can I drink coffee? I just read an article, and it’s all over the news, that a glass of red wine a day is good for your heart and a cup of coffee is beneficial to your health!” Well yes, that is all true. However, if you suffer from acid reflux, these foods may not be wise to have. Both wine and coffee are thought to be trigger foods. But these are foods you need to test yourself. Everyone has different triggers and what’s a trigger for one person is not necessarily a trigger for someone else. If you do find these to be trigger foods, then look for substitutions. Supposedly, very dark roasted coffee and I mean very dark, is less acidic. You also try hot Macha, Dandelion herbal, Matcha green tea or even lemon with hot water.
Unfortunately, there is not much to substitute for wine, but if you are someone that typically has 2-3 glasses in a sitting, then try one glass and see how you do. Drink in moderation. And don’t forget, after you drink whether it be coffee or wine, avoid lying flat immediately. This will reduce the chance of acid reflux from occurring.
Author: Susan Berman
Susan Berman, M.Ed., CHHC, is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Susan works with acid reflux (AR) and silent acid reflux (SAR) sufferers, general practitioners, and GI-focused health professionals everywhere through her online programs. Susan is the creator of the Healing Acid Reflux online program, focused on natural healing through diet and lifestyle modifications, reducing or eliminating the need for medication. Take the Silent Acid Reflux Quiz, get program information, and contact Susan by visiting www.HealingAcidReflux.com.