Weird Effect with OJ?
June 30, 2005 10:53 PM   Subscribe

Pardon me for an entirely disgusting question about orange juice ...

Tastes great going down. Wonderful when it's cold in the heat. But I very often find my stool quite loose after it for the day -- diarrhea, to some extent, but without cramps. What the heck could be causing that? The Vitamin C? Am I the only one who experiences this? Google-fu didn't yield much at all.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
Your Google-fu is weak.

How much are you drinking, though? A glass or two a day really shouldn't be a problem, but if you tend to down a whole carton in one sitting like me, I can understand.
posted by trevyn at 11:22 PM on June 30, 2005

Another view.
posted by Rothko at 11:29 PM on June 30, 2005

Nothing disgusting about it, or even the least shocking. Potential health problems are something to take seriously.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:28 AM on July 1, 2005

don't drink it if you have just drank milk/yoghurt etc.
it also mixes badly with beer for some people, it must be the acidic part. as others have said, don't drink too much,
posted by matteo at 2:51 AM on July 1, 2005

I'd go with a combination of factors including the Vitamin C and the acidity. Try cutting it with water or seltzer if you want to drink a lot of it at once.
posted by OmieWise at 5:41 AM on July 1, 2005

I think you've already got your answer, but wanted to say that if your orange juice is not completely fresh, your poo problems may be caused by mild bacteria.
posted by Specklet at 9:13 AM on July 1, 2005

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