Why would tea upset my stomach but not coffee?

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asked Jan 31, 2022 in Other-Food Drink by BillStopp (1,500 points)
Why would tea upset my stomach but not coffee?

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answered Feb 5, 2022 by LindaHartzell (26,630 points)
Some people have trouble digesting the Tannin in tea while coffee is easier to digest so some people get an upset stomach with drinking tea and not coffee.

When tea upsets your stomach but coffee does not then it's likely because you're drinking it on an empty stomach or have trouble digesting the tannin that tea contains.

Tannins can bind to proteins and carbs in food, which can minimize digestive irritation.

Tannins in tea may irritate digestive tissue in sensitive individuals, resulting in symptoms like nausea or stomach ache.

Drinking Tea on an empty stomach is not bad.

Many people including myself drink tea on an empty stomach with no issues.

I drink a cup of warm tea in the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach and never had any issues.

The reason it's considered bad for some people to drink tea on an empty stomach is because the tea can disrupt your acid and alkaline balance.

Having tea on an empty stomach can disrupt your acid and alkaline balance.

Tea can cause constipation: A chemical present in the tea called Theophylline can have a negative effect on your digestive system which can lead to constipation.

Tea has traces of nicotine, which makes you addicted to the beverage.

There are numerous people who start their day with tea on an empty stomach.

Apart from being one of the top causes of acidity, morning tea can result in washing out of bacteria right from your mouth to your gut.

In the gut, it interferes with good bacteria, and might disrupt your metabolism and upset stomach.

Drinking tea right in the morning may disrupt your metabolic system due to imbalance of acidic and alkaline substances in the stomach which can interfere with the regular metabolic activity of the body and keep you troubled through the day.

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