How to Heal Your Gut with Fig Coffee
Feb 02, 2023
Do you experience digestive issues like stomach pain, diarrhea, heartburn, or leaky gut after drinking coffee? If so, it may be worth trying fig coffee as an alternative.
Healthline states that the microorganisms in your digestive system (gut microbiome) play a vital role in maintaining your overall health and well-being, but consuming coffee on a daily basis can harm it. This is because coffee has a high acidity level, which can stimulate the production of stomach acid and lead to inflammation, acid reflux, stomach ulcers, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The caffeine in coffee can also accelerate digestion, causing diarrhea and stomach discomfort for some.
So what makes fig coffee different, and how can it heal your gut?
FigBrew’s fig coffee is made entirely from organic roasted figs. And while it has a similar taste and brewing properties to regular coffee, it's easier on the digestive system. Some additional benefits include the following:
- Lower Caffeine Intake
Coffee drinkers rely on caffeine to jolt their minds and jumpstart their day. But studies show this can also lead to symptoms like anxiety, dehydration, headaches, restlessness, insomnia, and dependency. It also increases gut motility — the contraction of muscles to move food into the gastrointestinal tract — worsening the abovementioned symptoms.
Fig coffee is naturally energizing without the high caffeine content. This allows you to avoid adverse symptoms and impacts on the gut while still enjoying your daily ritual.
- High in Fiber Content
Figs are excellent for supporting digestive health because they help maintain regular bowel movements without causing diarrhea or disrupting digestion. Fig fiber can also help regulate hunger and blood sugar levels, making them a healthy choice for breakfast.
If you rely on coffee to promote regularity, try incorporating fig coffee into your diet as a natural alternative.
- Source of Prebiotics
The fiber in figs also acts as a prebiotic, which feeds the healthy gut bacteria. This creates a good environment in the gut, promoting better digestion.
Prebiotics can have other benefits like improving immune function, regulating blood sugar and energy, relieving IBS, treating constipation, reducing inflammation, and more.
So if you're looking for an alternative to coffee that won't irritate your stomach or you're looking to reduce your caffeine consumption — it may be time to give fig coffee a try!