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ffects of Caffeine and Coffee on Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers and GERD
Effects of Caffeine and Coffee on Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers and GERD
Reviewed by Meri Rafetto, RD, Theresa Grumet, RD, and Gerri French, RD, MS, CDE

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Kicking the Caffeine Habit:
The social prevalence of coffee drinking and the addictive side effects of caffeine can cause problems with patient compliance. Caffeine-free herbal coffee marketed under the brand name of Teeccino� helps coffee drinkers replace their regular or decaf coffee with a satisfying alternative. Coffee drinkers need a dark, full-bodied, robust brew to help satisfy their coffee craving. Teeccino satisfies the 4 needs coffee drinkers require in a coffee alternative:

  1. Teeccino brews just like coffee, allowing coffee drinkers to keep their same brewing ritual.
  2. It has a delicious, deep roasted flavor that is very coffee-like.
  3. It wafts an enticing aroma.
  4. People experience a natural energy boost from nutritious Teeccino.

Teeccino offers the following health benefits to people suffering from upper GI tract disorders:

Beneficial Features of Teeccino Teeccino Ingredients32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
  • Inulin fiber from chicory
    • Unlike coffee, Teeccino has nutritional value, including inulin, a soluble fiber that helps support a healthy population of beneficial microflora.
    • Inulin improves mineral absoprtion.

  • Naturally Caffeine-free
    • No chemical processing like decaf coffee

  • 65 mg of Potassium
    • Teeccino is a source of potassium, an electrolyte mineral that is important in the healthy functioning of stomach acid production.
    • Potassium in liquid form is easily absorbed to help relieve muscle, mental and nervous fatigue.

  • Alkaline � helps reduce acidity
    • As opposed to acidic coffee, Teeccino is alkaline, which reduces stomach acidity. Current treatments for reflux focus on reducing acidity.

  • Gluten Free
    • Gluten does not extract into boiling water. Tests show Teeccino is gluten free although it contains barley.
  • Carob
    • An herb that has long been used for various diarrhea disorders due to its anti-diarrheal properties.

  • Barley
    • Has a soothing effect on the GI tract and has been used to treat diarrhea, gastritis and inflammatory bowel conditions.

  • Chicory root
    • Used to treat abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
    • Contains inulin fiber which has been shown to improve mineral absorption in experimental models.

  • Almond
    • Useful for treating gastric complaints and gastritis.

  • Figs
    • Mucilages and pectin within the fruit provide a soothing effect on inflamed gastric or intestinal mucosa. A good source of potassium.

  • Dates
    • In Indian medicine, traditionally used for relief of gastric complaints.
    • Contain potassium.

The Pain-free Way to Wean off of Coffee
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