When looking at your diet to identify trigger foods, remember to also note what you’re drinking. For example, coffee causes diarrhea in some cases. Take a look at the list below for drinks that can trigger or worsen diarrhea.
- Sweetened drinks: Drinks with high concentrations of sugar (e.g. prune juice) and juices containing fructose may worsen diarrhea.
- Diet drinks: Drinks and gums containing sweeteners such as sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol may worsen diarrhea.
- Caffeine: The caffeine in coffee and tea—as well as many soft drinks—has been identified as a trigger for some people. If you enjoy a hot drink, consider opting for a decaffeinated option.
- Alcohol: Your favorite alcoholic beverage might worsen your diarrhea. Establish which drinks disagree with you and prove problematic—and avoid them.
Drinks For Diarrhea Treatment
In the event that you’re already suffering from diarrhea, there are a few drinks to make sure to add to your regimen that may help you feel better—or at least not make your symptoms worse while still providing hydration. The following drinks can be good to have on hand when you have diarrhea:
- Low-sugar fruit juice without pulp
- Salty broth