Rethinking Champagne: Prioritising Stomach and Gut Health with MOJO & MELO Herbal Teas

Rethinking Champagne: Prioritising Stomach and Gut Health with MOJO & MELO Herbal Teas

Champagne used to be my drink of choice. I was never a big drinker, so when I had a glass of alcohol, I chose a glass of champagne. Plus, I always connected it with very fond memories - especially with my mom. After grocery shopping on Saturday, we used to sit down for a glass of bubbly. My mother called it medicine.

But when my health crisis hit me in 2020-2023, I had to rethink everything, including my favorite alcoholic beverage.

Drinking champagne had simply negative effects on my stomach and gut health for several reasons:

  1. Acidity: Champagne is highly acidic, which irritated the lining of my stomach and led to stomach cramps and pain, acid reflux, or heartburn.

  2. Alcohol Content: It disrupted the balance of bacteria in my gut, leading to inflammation and digestive issues. Additionally, it weakened the lining of my stomach and intestines.

  3. Carbonation: The bubbles were probably the worst for my stomach! I didn't know that they increase the pressure in my stomach, leading to bloating, gas, and stomach and gut pain like terrible cramps and burning. This obviously exacerbates my symptoms of IBS and gastritis.

  4. Dehydration: I had no idea that champagne is a diuretic, meaning it increases urine production and can lead to dehydration. Dehydration only worsened my digestive issues and contributed to stomach discomfort.

  5. Disruption of Digestive Processes: It also interfered with the normal functioning of my digestive system, including the production of stomach acid and enzymes needed for proper digestion. Who knew?

  6. Don't have it on an empty stomach: Drinking champagne on an empty stomach can potentially exacerbate its negative effects on stomach health for a few reasons:

- Champagne is naturally acidic, and consuming it on an empty stomach can lead to a more pronounced increase in stomach acidity. This acidity can irritate the stomach lining and potentially worsen symptoms of acid reflux or heartburn.

- Rapid Absorption: Champagne is absorbed more quickly on an empty stomach. This rapid absorption can lead to a more immediate impact on the body, potentially causing discomfort or irritation in the stomach.

- Sugar Content: Consuming sugary beverages on an empty stomach can lead to a rapid spike in blood sugar levels, followed by a subsequent crash, which may contribute to feelings of discomfort or fatigue.
It's essential to listen to your body, practice moderation, and consider eating a balanced meal before indulging in alcoholic beverages to support stomach health.
So, consider listening to your body . Today I am preferring to drink our  MOJO & MELO teas instead.


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