- Can Dr. Pepper cause stomach problems?
- Is Dr. Pepper a laxative?
- What happens if you drink too much Dr. Pepper?
- Does Dr. Pepper help stomach aches?
- Why does 7-Up help your stomach?
- What calms an upset stomach?
Acid from soda can irritate the stomach lining, and cause heartburn and acid reflux.
Pepper to incorporate a bulk-forming laxative, such as fiber, but there isn’t any of that either. In truth, the Dr. Pepper ingredient list is relatively straightforward. Corn syrup, carbonated water, natural and artificial flavors, caffeine, sodium benzoate, and phosphoric acid are among them.
Drinking sodas with high fructose corn syrup and high calories has been linked to an increased risk of kidney stones. Dark colas, such as Dr. Pepper, contain significant amounts of phosphoric acid which may pose a problem for patients with chronic kidney disease.
There is no medical evidence to suggest that drinking a carbonated soda will calm the stomach, says the medical school professor, but the power of persuasion can be strong.
The quick and popular remedy — usually in the form of cola, ginger ale or clear sodas — is said to help settle the stomach with its slight fizz and replenish fluids and glucose lost by vomiting and diarrhea.
Bland carbohydrates like rice, oatmeal, crackers and toast are often recommended for people suffering from upset stomachs.