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Coffee and bloating

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I am starting to realize that coffee really isn't my friend. I can bloat as much as five pounds if I drink coffee over a period of a few days, everything else being equal. I only drink the good stuff. I usually put raw milk or heavy cream in there, no sweeteners. I don't know if it's the dairy or the coffee though...I have cheese and butter in my diet which seem to be fine.

What gives???

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

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on June 24, 2012
at 06:30 AM

I also get this. I think it's something in the coffee other than caffeine. I seem to tolerate pure caffeine of equal dosing as in coffee. But consecutive days of coffee appear to lead to swelling (not bloating from gas) of the intestines on the second day... impaired digestion from irritated intestinal linings.

2d090e680d86e2c768edb40b4b433978

(384)

on March 18, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Even though butter and cheese don't bother me? Maybe it's the lactose?

2d090e680d86e2c768edb40b4b433978

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on March 18, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Over a few days. Usually I have about 2 cups.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

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on March 18, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Me too. Decaf coffee ( water processed) does me no favors either. I suspect caffeine and I just don't agree - even green tea blended with herbs (2/3 herbs, 1/3 tea) is not something I choose to indulge in often.

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on March 17, 2012
at 11:09 PM

What kind of consumption are you talking about here? A single cup, a pot, 5 pots? And the weight gain? Overnight, over the course of a week?

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on March 17, 2012
at 10:55 PM

You'd have to try it black to see if anything changes, then try no coffee for a week.

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29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on March 18, 2012
at 10:46 AM

I have experienced the same if I drink just one cup plain black coffee each day for several days. Is feels like it disturbs the digestion and the whole system just stops up. The result is bloating..

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on March 18, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Me too. Decaf coffee ( water processed) does me no favors either. I suspect caffeine and I just don't agree - even green tea blended with herbs (2/3 herbs, 1/3 tea) is not something I choose to indulge in often.

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

(1520)

on June 24, 2012
at 06:30 AM

I also get this. I think it's something in the coffee other than caffeine. I seem to tolerate pure caffeine of equal dosing as in coffee. But consecutive days of coffee appear to lead to swelling (not bloating from gas) of the intestines on the second day... impaired digestion from irritated intestinal linings.

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380ba09fce670758a46a7c5522e908b9

on March 18, 2012
at 10:37 AM

I'd be suspecting the dairy rather than the coffee.

2d090e680d86e2c768edb40b4b433978

(384)

on March 18, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Even though butter and cheese don't bother me? Maybe it's the lactose?

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on August 31, 2012
at 05:50 PM

Yes, it's almost certainly the dairy.

I drink ~50oz of coffee every morning, and I'm lactose intolerant. I'm primarily lactose intolerant for FODMAPs related reasons. Eating ice cream, having some cream, or drinking milk would kill me. However, butter is AOK and I handle some cheeses just fine - while other cheeses will hurt and bloat.

Then again, you may be allergic to the coffee. My money is on the dairy, though.

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on September 01, 2012
at 04:05 AM

"I usually put raw milk or heavy cream in there"

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for coffee - it's either black / or no coffee at all - mix it with anything, and a metabolic weapon of mass destruction there you have

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153c4e4a22734ded15bf4eb35b448e85

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on August 31, 2012
at 01:59 PM

Coffee messes with the salt balance of the body, your sodium, and potassium levels get screwed from it, and the levels of water/electrolytes are what makes one bloated, or not bloated.

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Cd77fd01d8be999aa91b8678e262f419

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on September 01, 2012
at 05:24 AM

Sounds like perfect N=1 territory to me! Try one week with black coffee only, then one week with no coffee at all, then one week with coffee with butter, then coffee with coconut oil; this is only an example, but it should become clear quite quickly what is actually up. I personally have no issue with coffee or milk, but I've seen plenty of people who have issues with one or both to recommend a structured experimental approach rather than guesswork based on other people's biologies.

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on September 01, 2012
at 05:12 AM

I drink it black (or with a tablespoon of coconut oil if I'm fasting). If I drink a cappuccino from Starbucks I blow up like a puffer fish. It's disgusting.

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4ce1a8f61ddb106f793b0b3f1cc9c717

on September 01, 2012
at 04:36 AM

Are you drinking this on an empty stomach? If so try to drink your coffee with food.

Some people cannot tolerate coffee on an empty stomach(myself included)

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39d9425ca9aecbbdaf650b19d50b68ff

on August 31, 2012
at 01:54 PM

Definitely bloating after coffee. I use Lactaid and still bloat.

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on November 27, 2012
at 07:53 PM

use organo gold and you dont need to worry about bloating http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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