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February 28, 2006 4:02 PM Subscribe
Drinking coffee gives me bad gas within ten minutes of drinking. What's happening?
posted by twine42 to health & fitness (21 answers total)
[more inside was never so apt...]
So, whenever I drink ground coffee with cream (but not ground black or instant with cream) I get about ten minutes and then my intestines start filling with painful gas. I'm willing to accept a trip to the can every time I drink good coffee, but what's happening? I guess I have three questions:
1) Why does coffee make my gut produce lots of gas?
2) How does it do it so quickly - in ten minutes the coffee itself won't even have left the stomach, let alone got into my lower gut?
3) What the hell is the point of producing gas to get rid of a toxin?