20 Popular Drinks That Cause Stomach Bloating

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More often than not, people tend to look at the foods that can cause bloating and overlook the possibility that drinks can in fact cause it as well.

Read on to know which popular drinks are responsible for an annoying bloated stomach.

1. Tea

Although not all teas cause bloating, there is a small chance that some people may experience abdominal difficulties. Namely, the caffeine in the tea may cause this nasty side-effect in rare cases. According to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, teas that contain artificial sweeteners, such as sorbitol or mannitol, may also cause gas that leads to bloating.

Additionally, very hot drinks may have the same effect. If this unpleasant condition occurs every time you drink tea, you could have a sensitivity to one or more of the ingredients in your favorite drink. If you experience severe bloating after drinking some tea, perhaps you should switch to another type of tea that is more suitable for you. Even herbal teas can cause bloating and other painful abdominal symptoms.  This happens because some herbal teas contain nontraditional ingredients.

On the other hand, there are some types of tea that will help you reduce bloating.  Studies have shown that people who experience such problems should drink peppermint tea on a regular basis. Peppermint has antispasmodic properties that may relieve spasms in the gastrointestinal tract, bile duct and gallbladder. While doctors advise us not to drink too much fluid with meals, this rule doesn’t apply to peppermint tea. Due to its positive actions on the digestive system, drink a cup just before you start your meal, or even better, drink the peppermint tea while eating.

Just remember not to drink too much of this tea.  Like with everything in life, moderation is the key. A cup or two a day is enough to get all the positive digestive benefits of drinking peppermint tea. Doctors also advise us to take a week off any herb or supplement from time to time.

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  • Michael Leeling

    So diet sodas “taste bad” and are worse than sugary sodas. I guess millions of people enjoy drinking something that tastes like rancid manure. The writer should speak from experience. I prefer diet sodas to most regular. I find regular sodas way too sweet. It is like drinking a bottle of syrup, heck that is exactly what you are doing.

  • Gunga Dean

    Well that leaves us just about nothing. Water, I guess. Oh. and sheep’s blood.

  • witz

    There is nothing left to drink! Everything bloats you! WOW!

  • RedHead0186

    So they list soda, then diet soda, then Sprite, and Dr. Pepper. Shouldn’t the latter three be automatically included by listing ‘soda’?

  • theotherRJH

    So EVERYTHING bloats you? List disregarded.

  • john zimmerman

    Much misinformation & poor logic, for example, 10 alone which states. “Sprite “The mixture of Phosphoric Acid, Aspartame and Caffeine creates a ticking time bomb in your belly.

    Of course, this goes for all carbonated drinks, but because it is so sweet, Sprite is a bit more dangerous because it can be drank in large quantities.”

    Sprite does not contain caffeine or Aspartame though sugarless carbonated drinks often do. And because it has more sugar one can drink more? Where is the logic in that? But – assuming this statement means it has more sugar than typical soft drinks – it is untrue.

  • Debauche

    Thank GAWD Tequila isn’t on this list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AngelaD

    …just watch out for that worm! Extra calories ya know. Sheesh…………nothin’ is safe! LOL

  • lifeiznuts

    Since when does Sprite have caffeine?

  • Richard Adams

    So in other word drink water and only water.

  • Carlehs Icasas

    True story.

    The funny part is the word twisting used on the “diet soda” page.

    “Additionally, diet soda has negative effects on your teeth: people consuming soda had more rotting and missing teeth than the ones that stayed away from it.”

    “Additionally, diet soda has negative effects on your teeth” and then saying “people consuming soda had more rotting” removing the diet part for the “fact.” Because, the fact of the matter is that, diet soda does not damage your teeth whatsoever, but in fact the sugar in regular soda is what rots and erodes your teeth.
    Now, that is some faulty writing right now, saying that diet soda causes something and THEN stating that it’s actually regular soda, so that you aren’t “technically” lying.
    I love how it also says diet soda will make you “gain weight” which is not the case WHATSOEVER. It is true that you will retain SOME water, but that is not “fat,” and if you stop drinking diet soda for just 1 or 2 days, all of that excess water will be gone, unlike the fat you are gaining from drinking a 200 calorie 12oz. bottle of pancake syrup with a soda label day after day.

  • Carlehs Icasas

    It’s called having something in your stomach, hahahahaha.

  • Carlehs Icasas

    It’s in the vodka page. They list every different type of soda like it makes a difference, but only include a “beer” page, and a “vodka” page(which contains nonsense about rum, flavored alcohol, and tequila).

  • Carlehs Icasas

    I noticed that too. I guess it started having caffeine when this idiot decided to make a list of random shit, with 90% of it being based on nonsense that they randomly wrote to fill lines.

  • JK27

    The worm is in Mezcal, not tequila. 2 completely different liquors.