4 Drinks That Help You Digest Food

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If you’re eating a big meal or small meal, or if you’re a meat eater or vegan, one thing is for sure: you want that meal to be digested properly. And let’s face it, the more our digestive system works, the better we feel, the better we look and the better we perform.

So here’s the top beverages that you should drink after a meal:

Coffee
Your morning brew isn’t just a wake-me-up for your brain, it’s also a stimulant for your digestive tract. Coffee gets things moving quickly in your gut, creating somewhat of a laxative effect. While coffee can help you time your daily bowel movement before you head out the door for work, you shouldn’t rely on it too much to help with digestion. Excessive amounts of caffeine can make you have diarrhea all day, which is not only uncomfortable but it also means that your body is pushing out nutrients before they have a chance to be absorbed.

Coca-Cola
Yes, the fizzy drink that’s been around for years and bad for your teeth, but a little swig of this can help get things moving in your tummy. Scientists have not yet thoroughly explained how the soft drink works, but it likely has something to do with its high acidity. Coca-Cola, due to its carbonic and phosphoric acid, has a pH of 2.6 and resembles the natural gastric acid that’s thought to be important for fiber digestion, researchers found. In addition, the sodium bicarbonate and carbon dioxide bubbles in the beverage might enhance the dissolving effect.

“Coca-Cola ingestion should be the treatment of choice considering that less endoscopies and accessories are needed and patients stay less at the hospital,” the researchers wrote. “Moreover, availability, low cost, rapid way of action, simplicity in administration and safety renders Coca-Cola a cost-effective therapy for gastric issues.

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