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Is drinking Tea causing your acidity?

drinking Tea causing your acidity
At a Glance:

1. Does tea cause stomach acidity?

2. What makes tea acidic?

3. Are herbal teas acidic too?

4. Can black tea cause acidity?

5. How to avoid making a cup of tea that causes acidity?

If you’re like most people, tea is undeniably an integral part of your daily life. But did you know this habit could be the cause of your acidity? Read further to know how.

Does tea cause stomach acidity? 

Yes, tea can be acidic if it is not properly brewed or stored. According to WebMD, common risk factors of acid reflux disease is consuming beverages like carbonated drinks, coffee, and tea. Nevertheless, tea is mildly acidic in nature.

What makes tea acidic? 

Tea is naturally on the acidic side of the Ph scale. The Ph scale provides an understanding of the acidity level of a solution.

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Are herbal teas acidic too? 

Herbal teas are made out of many different plants and not all herbal teas are acidity free. Though herbal teas help in digestion, some herbal teas such as spearmint and peppermint teas may trigger acidic reflux. If you are on any medication, it is advisable to talk to your doctor before trying any herbal tea as herbs can interfere with certain prescriptions. 

Can black tea cause acidity?

In comparison with other teas, black tea is less acidic. The acidity level of any tea depends on its type and where have you gotten it from.

How to avoid making a cup of tea that causes acidity?

While preparing tea it is important to know that adding products like sugar, mint, and lemon can cause acidity. To avoid acidity such ingredients should not be excessively used. 

Most common stomach acidity issues are associated with lifestyle and dietary factors. You may love your cup of tea in the morning to help you feel energized and get ready for the day, but it can become highly acidic. In case, you are facing severe acidity/indigestion symptoms please get in touch with your doctor.

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Reference:
  • “What is acid reflux disease”, WebMD https://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease#1. Accessed on 26th February 2020.
  • “Acidity in tea: Ph levels, effects and more”, Healthline https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/is-tea-acidic. Accessed on 26th February 2020.
  • “What to drink for acid reflux”, Healthline https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/is-tea-acidic. Accessed on 26th February 2020.
  • Should people with GERD avoid caffeine?” MedicalNewsToday, https://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease#1 . Accessed on 26th February 2020.

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