So, you probably had another great cup of coffee today and started feeling queasy immediately or sometimes afterward and was probably wondering why your lovely cup of coffee made you ill or nauseous. Unfortunately, there a lot of factors which could cause this effect on you
- ACIDS IN COFFEE
Acids found in coffee to contribute to the overall taste of your brew. What acids are we talking about? In its pure state, green coffee contains a lot of different acids — good ones and bad ones. Some go away in the roasting process, and others don’t, so roasting is all about finding the right balance regarding acidity, aroma, and body. However, acidity in coffee, especially when drinking on an empty stomach, can lead you to feel a bit queasy. These acids may irritate your stomach lining, and cause feelings of nausea. If you find that you’re sensitive to high acidity, you should Go with a dark roast. Darker roasts generally have low acidity, and the chemicals that arise during the roasting process may help in hindering your stomach acid.
- CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL
Nausea is a much more common caffeine withdrawal symptom than vomiting, but both are recognized. Nausea is an unpleasant sensation of queasiness or feeling as if you are about to vomit. Vomiting is the expulsion of the stomach contents from the mouth — most of us have experienced vomiting by the time we reach adulthood, and know we need to run for the bathroom if it happens!
- ARTIFICIAL AND ZERO-CALORIE SWEETENERS
If you are a sufferer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), you may be already aware that your symptoms worsen after consuming products with sweeteners. Even if you do not suffer from IBS, you may have experienced stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea as a result of drinking or eating sweeteners. Limited research has been done on why sweeteners cause these problems in some people, even though many IBS sufferers have been able to link an increase in their symptoms with sweetener consumption. It may be that sweeteners have a negative effect on the good bacteria in the gut, which is more noticeable in IBS sufferers. Whatever the reason, many IBS sufferers are finding that avoiding sweeteners has made a huge improvement to their symptoms.
- GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE(GERD)
GERD is another possibility to consider as a cause for your feelings of nausea because coffee (along with other food such as alcohol, tomatoes, greasy or spicy foods, and chocolate) is considered by some to be a trigger for GERD symptoms. Coffee stimulates the body’s secretion of gastric acid, which can be problematic for people with GERD. It’s worth mentioning that your main diet staples (pizza and Chinese food) may also be exacerbating the issue, as they fall into those common GERD symptom trigger categories as well. However, scientists aren’t in agreement on the exact connection between coffee and GERD — with some studies showing a relationship and others suggesting there may be no association at all. More research is needed. People with GERD are generally advised to avoid trigger foods, but approaches differ across individuals in managing GERD. A visit to your health care provider is the only way to.
- NON-DIARY, LOW FAT, AND ARTIFICIAL CREAMERS
They aren’t much better than the artificial sweeteners you’re pairing them with. These creamers tend to include harmful ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, thickeners, and other unnatural and harmful ingredients. Dipotassium phosphate, for example, an ingredient used to break down coffee acidity, can lead to both nausea and *shiver* diarrhea. Calcium will offset acidity.
- COFFEE INTOXICATION
This is when over or around 500-600mg of caffeine is consumed per day consistently which causes in some cases, severe symptoms. These symptoms include heart racing, sleeplessness, restlessness, nausea and shaking. It is self-explanatory – your body is receiving too much caffeine which becomes harder to process.
HOW TO GET RID OF UNWANTED EFFECT OF COFFEE
- DRINK A LOT OF WATER
Drink a lot of filtered water to help your body begin flushing out the caffeine substance. Drink in a period of five to 10 minutes to begin re-hydrating your body and restoring minerals that might have been depleted by the caffeine.
- TAKE FOODS AND FRUITS WITH VITAMIN C
Eat foods high in vitamin C because again, it will restore the minerals that caffeine inhibits.
- EAT HEALTHY FOODS
Enjoy a healthy meal to help your stomach and digestive system absorb and break down the caffeine. Caffeine is an appetite suppressant, CNN reports, which may confuse the body’s natural reminders to eat food throughout the day. Eat a hearty meal including whole grains such as brown rice and beans, as well as leafy greens such as kale and chard.
- TAKING OTHER DRINKS WITH CAFFEINE
You may be consuming more caffeine than you think. Maybe you have had a coke, or energy drink a few hours after your morning coffee. The recommended dose of daily caffeine is between 300-400mg which is about 2-3 cups a day. If you’re drinking other drinks containing caffeine, it’s going to have a more profound effect on your body.
I thought exercise was the last thing you should when your heart feels like its beating a million miles an hour but it turns out exercise is one of the best ways you can get rid of the coffee shakes or jitters. Adrenaline is released by caffeine which puts your body into fight or flight mode – so you are ready to move that body! Its physiological guys – your body is pumped, and it needs to be moving to be able to use that adrenaline up. If you’re sat down waiting for it to go it’s not going to work; your adrenaline is still pumping through your veins. In short, exercise helps metabolize caffeine.