If you have crohns, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome or irritable bowel disease you've been on forums. You've seen the question. The number one question that continuously pops up over and over is 'what can I have for coffee? Are there any coffee alternatives?'
Why Coffee Irritates Stomachs
There are several reasons that a person may not be able to tolerate coffee. One is the high acidic content in coffee may irritate already sensitive stomach linings. The other is caffeine. Caffeine can be an irritant for some. While searching for an answer to the number one question I get asked by readers, I went to several forums. And most of them suggested decaffeinated coffee. If that didn't work it was suggested to try some coffee alternatives or low acidic coffee.
There are many coffee alternatives on the market that might be more stomach friendly. Here are a few:
Mocola Drinks: Mocola contains cacao and kola nut with a splash of caffeine to start your morning. It's got a nice flavor with a hint of chocolate and just enough caffeine to start your morning off to a good start.
Matcha: Grab a cup of tea and sit down and enjoy! According to Monash University, the leader in establishing guidelines for the FODMAP diet (a diet for IBS, IBD and colitis) matcha tea can be consumed in quantities of one cup or less. This makes it a good alternative for a cup of coffee in the morning.
Chicory Root: A coffee alternative with a smooth, less acidic flavor. Most admit it doesn't taste like coffee but has a great taste and flavor making it a good alternative to traditional morning cups of coffee.
Low Acidic Coffee
Not wanting to give up the traditional taste of coffee? There are plenty of low acid coffees on the market that taste like your traditional cup of coffee. We compiled a list of low acid coffee alternatives available as well as reviews on each.Low Acid Coffee