Even the best coffee beans produce acid Beyond using it as a natural cleaning agent to remove stains for your coffee pot, some believe that baking soda can actually improve the taste of the coffee. It’s no secret that coffee can be a tad acidic. But for many, giving up their morning cup of coffee is not an option. 

And truthfully, with science continuing to study coffee and the many benefits it provides, it’s easy to see why coffee lovers would never want to give up their morning cup of brew. Yet, if drinking coffee is contributing to excess stomach acid and causing you digestive upset, then you’re probably thinking you’d be better off without coffee.

Think again. According to Harvard Health, coffee drinking is associated with a lower risk of depression among women, a lower risk of fatal prostate cancer among men, and a lower risk of stroke among both men and women. Human and animal studies show some protection against Alzheimer’s disease and a lower risk for some cancers like estrogen-negative breast cancer.

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  1. Being a coffee drinker I am elated to learn all those new benefits. I think I should be well protected because I used to drink about 20 cups a day when I was a registered nurse on night shift. But I have decreased my consumption to about 3 to 5 a day now… Thanks for the info…

    • I checked the same rule applies, Sandra, the Tannen in black or green tea is acidic and creates the same bad environment conducive to the growth of bad bacteria, so while it didn’t expressly say so, it would probably be okay. If you are considering taking baking soda to balance out your PH you could just take some in a bit of warm water. Check it out with your doc. first though.


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