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Old 02-02-2001, 07:29 AM   #1
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Can Coffee and Orange Juice cause Constipation?

Can Coffee and Orange Juice cause Constipation?

Just checking to see if this bloating/constipating me.

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Old 02-02-2001, 08:04 AM   #2
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Re: Can Coffee and Orange Juice cause Constipation?

Nope, coffee doesn't constipate you...it actually does just the opposite. A withdrawal symptom from caffeine is constipation...however, if you add milk, cream, or half/half and you are lactose intolerant, that could cause bloating.

I'm not sure about orange juice. I would highly doubt it however. It does have some fiber. Most fruit juices will cause diarrhea before constipation. When a child is sick with a stomach virus, the dr. advises against fruit juices due to the fact it makes diarrhea worse and can cause dehydration...

Drinking lots of water does help constipation.
Hope this helps!

 
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Old 02-02-2001, 09:41 AM   #3
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Re: Can Coffee and Orange Juice cause Constipation?

Hi David,
Coffee and OJ usually have the effect of causing you to have BMs not constipation.
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Old 02-02-2001, 11:43 AM   #4
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Re: Can Coffee and Orange Juice cause Constipation?

Hey, coffee constipates me!!! I gave it up about 2 months ago completely and I have to say, I'm feeling much better. I don't drink milk (i'm vegan) so I know it wasn't that. OJ can give you problems b/c it's a fruit juice and that does a number on your tummy. Drink the OJ after you've had your soluble fiber in the morning (or whenever you want the OJ) and you should be okay.

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Old 02-03-2001, 05:48 PM   #5
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Re: Can Coffee and Orange Juice cause Constipation?

orange juice does cause diahrea well if you drink quite a bit it does anyway.
this is due to the fact that a large intake of any soft fruit will cause diahrea

 
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