Gut Health

Pooja Gholap


January 13, 2023


I feel bloated right after having coffee. Also it wrecks up my gut so bad I get small pimples on my forehead the next day. Any reason why this is happening? And does that mean I can't have coffee ever?

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Asmita Saha

Hi Pooja! Coffee does slow down your gastric emptying also it increases gastric acid production. Hence the bloating & gut issues. Also if your coffee is high on sugar & milk the symptoms can be worse, or if you're taking coffee on an empty stomach. About the acne, that can be related to the heightened stress response from the caffeine. You definitely don't need to stop having coffee, just make sure not to overindulge & have light coffees. Decaffeinated varieties can work too.

January 13, 2023

Sonali Sachdeva

Chief Nutritionist at Shyft

Hi ...Pooja, try taking a glass of water before your cup of coffee. This may lower the gastric impact. As rightly suggested, choose a sugarless & decaffeinated option and see if that works better !!

January 13, 2023

Pooja Gholap

Thanks for the information. I'll surely try and let you know

January 16, 2023

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