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17 Jan 2006

Is coke bad
I love coke and i tend to drink to much. My tummy seems to be getting bloated. Is it because of coke and what can i drink instead of coke that might not be harmful but tasty.
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Katy
Cola drinks contain sugar and cola-extract which in turn contains caffeine. Besides being fattening when ingested in large quantities, the caffeine may be irritating your digestive tract and causing the bloating - the gas in these drinks can also contribute to the latter condition. I would suggest that you try drinking plain water, bottled, flavoured but still water (tastes quite good) and diluted fruit juices to see if the condition improves.
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DietDoc
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