4 Reasons Why Orange Juice Can Make Your Stomach Hurt
Orange juice is a great source of essential nutrients like potassium and vitamin C . But in certain cases, sipping orange juice can hurt your stomach.
Here are four possible reasons OJ makes your stomach hurt, plus what you can do about it.
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1. It's Acidic
One reason why orange juice may make your stomach hurt is because oranges and other citrus fruits naturally contain acid, which can irritate your stomach lining and lead to a stomachache, per the Cleveland Clinic .
Oranges can also trigger acid reflux , a condition where stomach acid washes into your esophagus, per the Cleveland Clinic . Common symptoms of acid reflux include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Feeling like something is stuck in your throat
- Sore throat and hoarseness
The fix: Some orange juice manufacturers offer reduced-acid varieties that may help prevent or offset the stomach irritation or acid reflux you experience after drinking full-acid juices.
Does Orange Juice Help With Cramps?
While OJ can be the reason for your stomachache, in certain cases, it may actually help reduce pain from muscle spasms, per MIT Medical . That's because the juice hydrates your body and packs plenty of potassium , an electrolyte that can help ease cramping.
2. You May Be Allergic
Though it isn't common, it's possible to have an allergy to citrus fruits like oranges, according to January 2013 research in PLOS One . And if you do have an allergic reaction, it's likely because the orange or juice contains proteins that are similar to those found in allergy-causing pollens, per the Mayo Clinic .
Symptoms of a food allergy can include:
- Stomach pain, nausea or vomiting
- Tingly or itchy mouth
- Skin rashes like hives or eczema
- Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat
- Wheezing or trouble breathing
The fix: Visit your doctor to see if an allergy is to blame, in which case the best way to avoid symptoms is to skip the OJ.
Some people can have an extreme allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, where your throat closes up and makes it hard to breathe, per the Mayo Clinic. Seek medical care immediately if this happens to you.
3. Raw Juice Can Give You Food Poisoning
If you have severe stomach pain after drinking orange juice, food poisoning may be the culprit. That's because raw or fresh-squeezed unpasteurized orange juice can contain bacteria that could lead to foodborne illness, per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pasteurization, on the other hand, heats juice to kill those harmful microorganisms.
Besides a stomachache, food poisoning can also cause the following symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
- Stomach cramps
The fix: To avoid foodborne illness, stick to juices that are labelled as pasteurized. If you're making fresh OJ, be sure to wash and dry the fruit before you squeeze it, taking care to cut away any parts that look rotten or damaged, according to the FDA.
4. It Can Interact With Medication
Another reason why orange juice may hurt your stomach? Certain citrus fruits like Seville oranges and grapefruit can interact with some prescription medications, according to the Mayo Clinic . That's because chemicals in the fruit can mess with your body's ability to break down your medicine.
Per the Tufts University Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy , side effects of a drug interaction may include:
- Stomach bleeding
- Muscle pain or breakdown
- Kidney damage
- Low blood pressure
According to the FDA , common medicines that don't mix well with citrus include:
- Some statin drugs for high cholesterol like Zocor and Lipitor
- Some high blood pressure medications like Procardia and Adalat CC
- Some organ-transplant rejection medications like Neoral and Sandimmune
- Some anxiety medications like BuSpar
- Some corticosteroids for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, like Entocort EC and Uceris
- Some heart rhythm medications like Pacerone and Cordarone
- Some allergy medicines like Allegra
The fix: Avoid drinking orange juice or eating citrus fruits if your doctor or medication label recommends it.
If you're not sure whether you should avoid citrus while taking your prescription medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist to determine if you should avoid any specific foods, according to the FDA.
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7 foods to avoid when you have a stomachache
When a stomachache hits, it might start gradually — or it might feel like a tiny wrecking ball is hammering away at your insides. Either way, you feel terrible and all you want to do is make the pain go away.
You might not even feel like eating or drinking — but at some point, you know you'll need to get some nutrients into your system.
Here are all the major food groups you shouldn't even think about eating right now.
1. Don't do dairy.
Lactose — a sugar found in cow's milk and milk products — can be difficult to digest. If you're one of the estimated 30 to 50 million Americans with lactose intolerance , you probably already avoid it and don't have to worry.
If it isn't properly digested, lactose can cause gas and bloating , according to Everyday Health — two things you don't want to add to your plate if you're already experiencing digestive difficulties.
2. Avoid acidic foods.
Your poor stomach is already going through enough as it is. Adding acidic foods like orange juice, pineapple, or anything tomato-based will only make it worse , according to Manhattan Gastroenterology. It's even worse news if you have any type of gastritis that can cause an ulcer — or if you already have an ulcer.
3. Caffeine might wake you up in the morning — but if your stomach already hurts, it'll make you feel worse.
If you can't imagine starting your morning without that magic hit of coffee, I have more bad news for you — it's no good on your already fragile upset stomach. According to Health Magazine, the reason is that it relaxes your lower esophageal sphincter — opening the gates for potential acid reflux.
If that isn't bad enough, it also increases gut motility, which can lead to diarrhea. The last thing you want to do right now is add more unpleasant symptoms to your already-existing misery.
4. Go easy on the grease.
Even when we're feeling perfectly healthy, we all know that fried foods aren't good for us. Still, there might be a certain bag of fries with your name on it as a special treat once in awhile — and when you're feeling good otherwise, that's perfectly normal.
But there's a legitimate reason that greasy foods make you feel less than your best — they're extremely difficult to digest in general , according to Manhattan Gastroenterology. If you're already feeling terrible, you might want to pass on the Friday fish fry.
5. Save the high fiber foods for when you're feeling better.
Doctors and other health authorities always tell us we should be eating more fruits and vegetables. But when your stomach is painful for any reason, those high-fiber nutrient powerhouses are best left in your fridge .
The reason: insoluble fiber. Many raw fruits and veggies make your digestive tract work hard as it moves all this stuff it can't digest on through to the end.
You wouldn't run a marathon when you have the flu, so you shouldn't put your digestive tract through its paces when it's already feeling awful.
6. Sweet treats are best enjoyed when you aren't in pain.
I know the thought of your favorite chocolate bar or a beautifully frosted cupcake might lift your spirits — but it won't make your stomach feel better. In fact, it might make things worse.
Sugar can cause its own set of problems. Registered dietitian Jung Kim told Everyday Health that people who are already sensitive to sugar can feel even more nauseous if they indulge when they aren't feeling well.
7. Now is not the time for new food adventures — save those for later.
You'll see many people advise against eating spicy foods when you're having stomach issues — and for some people, that's likely good advice.
Registered dietitian Jung Kim told Everyday Health that this is because those foods tend to stimulate your digestive system — something you want to avoid right now.
Dr. Robynne Chutkan is a founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness. She told Health Magazine, " If you're used to eating spicy food, you probably have a very good tolerance for it and it will be fine."
If you haven't been eating spicy food since you were a child, now is the time for a bland diet — and you can slather on the hot sauce next week.
You may have additional foods to avoid if you have a digestive condition.
If you've been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Crohn's disease — or another condition affecting digestion — you may have additional foods to avoid.
Certain foods can be triggering for various digestive disorders. If you have IBS, your doctor may suggest a diet low in FODMAPs — an easy-to-remember acronym that stands for "fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, and polyols."
These are all types of sugars that aren't properly absorbed in the guts of individuals with IBS . The list of foods that include FODMAPs is long, and includes everything from cow's milk to wheat, certain vegetables, certain fruits, and many types of sweeteners.
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Burning Question: Can Acidic Foods Be Fueling Stomach Discomfort?
Raise your hand if you love food, but food doesn’t always love you (*hand skyrockets*). While delicious eats can have wonderful nutritious benefits, sometimes foods fight back and cause discomfort. A common culprit? Acid.
If the word “acid” has you thinking of spilled chemistry bottles melting through the floor, you’re not too far off. But the acid we’re talking about is the level of acidity in foods , which can cause issues like acid reflux , ulcers , and general stomach pain .
Basically, a food’s acidity level is determined by its pH value . pH uses a scale of 0 to 14 — 0 being the most acidic, 7 being neutral, and 14 being highly alkaline . The lower the pH, the more acidic the food is and, generally, foods with a pH of 4.6 or lower are considered acidic.
Most commonly consumed acidic foods
- red meat (including chicken , turkey , and beef )
- fruits like tomatoes and citrus fruits
- processed foods/drinks that contain refined sugar (such as soda, pastries, candy, and white bread)
So what is it about acidic foods that don’t sit well in my stomach?
According to a 2017 study , Western-style eating habits are loaded with acidic foods and as a result, up to 15 percent of people experience typical gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation.
Another 2019 study suggests our usual snacking between breakfast, lunch, and dinner causes additional gastric acid secretion , and contributes to potential GERD.
And because the body system is connected, inflammation can spread elsewhere like wildflowers.
How a little alkaline might cool things off
How can we combat high levels of acidity caused by certain foods? With foods that produce low levels of acidity, of course! And the alkaline diet is a popular suggestion for balancing out the burn.
The idea behind it is incorporating more nonacidic fruits and veggies into your diet may work to alter the body’s pH levels (acidic levels), thus combatting discomfort like stomach pain and heart burn.
- noncitrus fruits
- high fiber foods like oatmeal
- healthy fats (e.g. walnuts, avocados, olive oil, and flaxseed)
Alkaline drinks such as water, milk alternatives, nonacidic fruit and veggie juices, and certain teas are also on the recommended list.
In a 2018 study , 11 moderately trained 400-meter sprint participants went on a 4-day alkalizing diet that showed their 400-meter sprint performance increased. The study suggests that in general, meat, eggs, cheese, and cereal products promote systemic acidity (high-PRAL or potential renal acid load) while potatoes, vegetables, and fruits have the highest alkalizing potential (low-PRAL).
Lisa Richards, Nutritionist, Creator, and Author of The Candida Diet says, “Integrate more whole grains into your diet… another natural remedy for reflux includes integrating fruits into your diet. Following a low carbohydrate diet, or a diet with a focus on whole grains rather than refined carbohydrates can help to prevent or treat reflux. Some evidence indicates that undigested carbs lead to bacterial overgrowth, that can lead to many health conditions, including reflux because of the pressure placed on the abdomen by these bacteria.”
Richards adds, “Apples contain pectin, which is balancing to the pH of the stomach. Bananas can help reduce the impact of reflux by coating the lining of the stomach. Papayas have an enzyme, papain, that is responsible for dissolving carbohydrates which can aid in preventing reflux-causing bacterial growth.”
Fiber puts up a good fight too
According to a 2018 (fruit fiber) study , a whole fruit can provide a major source of fermentable fiber to support colon prebiotic activity, which can contribute to a wide range of potential human health benefits with sustained consumption at recommended levels.
Tricia Best, RD at Balance One says, “high fiber foods (like almonds and other high fiber nuts) are ideal for those with GERD. A typical lunch could consist of root vegetables (sweet potatoes and carrots) along with green vegetables, and whole grains.”
There’s recent 2021 study evidence to suggest fermented foods are winners, like tempeh (fermented tofu) and kombucha that are getting all the rage these days.”
Everyday tips to soothe the acid fire
Here are some suggestions for getting a handle on stomach discomfort through everyday routine.
Avoid drastic changes in eating habits
Some change to your eating habits is obviously warranted, but no need to take big swings. For instance, simply not eating for a stretch of time will not make symptoms go away. Your stomach creates acid even when you’re not eating. So you’re basically creating a situation where you’re uncomfortable AND hungry. No thanks!
Alkalizing proteins cooked plain such as lean chicken or tofu/tempeh can keep you from feeling hungry or snacking, and you’ll feel better than on an empty stomach. Best says, include “nonfried lean animal protein if desired.”
Careful with the oils
Many of the recipes you might love call for cooking or sautéing with oils, but with that can come high levels of acidity.
Maybe give less processed options like EVOO a try or going with more steamed or baked options.
Exercise a little patience between meals
Growing up, you may have heard warnings that eating too fast can cause stomach discomfort or indigestion. Well the same could be said for the number of meals we have during the day.
Food from meals can still sit in your stomach for a while before you really start to feel hungry. However, feelings like boredom or impatience tend to masquerade as hunger sometimes — causing us to eat more than our stomach actually wants.
You’re better off pacing yourself in between meals and chewing slowly, like mom said.
Some late-night drinks are better than late-night snacks
If your stomach discomfort seems worse during the later hours, Best says there’s a reason for that.
“Stomach acid can seem worse at night because you’ve been eating throughout the day and your gut begins to slow down digestion in the evening,” she says. “You are also more likely to be sedentary or laying on your back, which can cause the acid in the gut to move up into the esophagus.”
Drinks like herbal teas and water with fresh ginger can provide some quick coolness. But speaking with a health pro is recommended for frequent occurrences.
You can also keep a just-in-case alkalizing food stash of carrots or favorite raw veggies ready so any late-night snack sesh that you do have won’t stir up a stomach tornado.
Reframe your whole snack attack
Because there are too many factors to determine just how much acidity is too much for your stomach, you’re better off focusing on the snack adjustments you KNOW will have your back stomach.
Best says, “bananas, nuts, cauliflower, melons, and fennel are good to work into every meal or snack.” She also recommends adding “high fiber chia and flaxseed.”
And Richards says, “bananas can help reduce the impact of reflux by coating the lining of the stomach.”
Though it has been notably controversial in some circles, Cathy Visser, RDN, suggests going with a homemade “Fermented Fire Cider ” recipe — a fermented elixir full of friendly bacteria and antioxidants (feeding the microbiome and stomach lining).
While this cider doesn’t carry any super-hot cayenne or chili peppers (rather, it’s fermented with lemon juice and apple cider vinegar), it’s been said that the ingredients of fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped roots of horseradish, ginger, turmeric, garlic, and onions can actually make stomach pain worse.
So check with a health pro to see if this one is worth a shot.
Science suggests incorporating a balanced diet of alkalizing foods regularly can help with upset stomach symptoms caused by acidic foods. Keep ginger, herbal teas, and other alkalizing ingredients in your home to find creative ways to cook and meal plan ahead.
There may be no need to make any drastic changes to your eating habits unless a health professional recommends it. Just a tweak here and there can help you have a much smoother digestive time.
Last medically reviewed on September 13, 2021
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Victim of overeating? Soothe your stomach with these expert tips
If you are feeling the side-effects of overeating, try a few foods that can soothe your stomach and make digestion easier. (Text: IANS/ Photo: Shutterstock) Orange juice: Indigestion is sometimes caused by a lack of stomach acidity, and the natural acids in oranges may be a fix. If you're drinking orange juice to calm an upset stomach, drink it before eating and do not drink it alongside carbohydrates -- this could lead to more gas and discomfort.
Serve yourself some peppermint tea: Your mom was on to something when she offered a cup of this stuff whenever you had tummy troubles. Joseph says sipping on a cup of peppermint tea can help to ease bloating, cramps and nausea.
Go bananas: The banana is an easy-to-digest food that won't force your stomach to work too hard after an evening of fourth helpings. In particular, the potassium in bananas helps the digestive system to run smoothly. Bananas are also rich in a soluble fiber that can help reduce diarrhea.
Have some rice: White rice is bland and low in fiber, so your stomach doesn't have to work hard to digest it. Similar plain foods, like toast and boiled potatoes, won't stress out your sensitive stomach and can help stop diarrhea by absorbing fluids.
Add a little bit of spice: Though you might not be craving much flavor the day after pie-extravaganza, adding a bit of spice to your dishes might help soothe your stomach. Cumin has been shown to stimulate the liver to secrete more bile, which helps the body better digest.
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Why Orange Juice Hurts My Stomach: The Truth About Citric Acid
Do you find that drinking orange juice often makes your stomach hurt? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience this issue because of the citric acid found in oranges. In this blog post, we will discuss what citric acid is, why it causes stomach pain, and how to avoid it. Stay tuned for more information!
why does orange juice hurt my stomach?
There are a few reasons why orange juice might hurt your stomach. One reason is that orange juice is acidic and can cause gastritis or ulcers if consumed on an empty stomach. Another reason is that orange juice contains sugar and artificial sweeteners, which can trigger nausea or vomiting in some people. Finally, drinking too much orange juice can overload the digestive system and cause diarrhea or constipation.
Discuss The Possible Reasons Why Orange Juice Can Cause Such Pain
- Citrus fruits like oranges are high in acidic content. When ingested, this acid can cause pain and burning sensations in the stomach and esophagus.
- Acid reflux is a condition that can cause pain after eating certain foods, including citrus fruits. This occurs when the contents of the stomach flow back up into the esophagus, causing irritation and discomfort.
- Orange juice is a known trigger food for people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a chronic condition that occurs when stomach acids move back up into the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.
- Some people may be allergic to oranges or other citrus fruits. Symptoms of an orange allergy can include stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting.
- In some cases, the citric acid in oranges can cause a condition called dental erosion. Dental erosion is the gradual loss of tooth enamel caused by exposure to acids. It can lead to cavities and other oral health problems.
- Consuming large amounts of orange juice can cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems .
- While orange juice is a healthy beverage choice, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks associated with consuming too much. If you experience pain after drinking orange juice, consult your doctor for advice.
Offer Tips For Avoiding Or Reducing Stomach Pain After Drinking Orange Juice
After drinking orange juice, some people experience stomach pain. Here are six tips to help avoid or reduce this discomfort:
- Drink orange juice slowly and in small quantities. Gulping down a large glass of juice can cause your stomach to become upset.
- Avoid drinking orange juice on an empty stomach. Eating something before you drink will help minimize any stomach pain.
- Pair your orange juice with food. eating a piece of fruit or some toast along with your juice can help minimize any discomfort.
- Try drinking another type of juice instead. If you are experiencing stomach pain after drinking orange juice, try switching to another type of juice such as grapefruit or apple juice.
- Consume water along with your juice. Drinking water with your juice will help to dilute it and can also help to prevent dehydration.
- Talk to your doctor if the pain persists. If you are experiencing stomach pain after drinking orange juice regularly, talk to your doctor to see if there is another underlying cause.
Share Some Recipes That Include Orange Juice As An Ingredient
If you’re looking for a way to add a little flavor to your recipes, why not try using orange juice? Orange juice is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. Here are six recipes that include orange juice as an ingredient.
1. Orange Juice Smoothie:
This smoothie is a great way to start your day. It’s refreshing and healthy, and it only takes a few minutes to make.
2. Orange Chicken:
This dish is perfect for dinner or a special occasion. The orange juice gives the chicken a delicious flavor that everyone will love.
3. Grilled Salmon with Orange Sauce:
This salmon dish is sure to impress your guests. The orange sauce adds a unique flavor that pairs perfectly with the grilled salmon.
4. Orange Creamsicle Cake:
This cake is perfect for dessert or a special occasion. The orange and vanilla flavors are delicious and refreshing.
5. Orange Julius:
This drink is perfect for summertime. It’s refreshing and delicious, and it’s sure to cool you down on a hot day.
6. Orange Cranberry Scones:
These scones are the perfect snack for breakfast or brunch. The orange and cranberry flavors are a delicious combination.
Provide a list of helpful tips for those who want to drink orange juice but experience stomach pain
Here are five helpful tips for those who want to drink orange juice but experience stomach pain:
- Try drinking a smaller amount of orange juice at first to see how your stomach reacts.
- Make sure to drink plenty of water along with your orange juice. This will help dilute the juice and reduce stomach pain.
- Avoid drinking cold orange juice, as this can worsen symptoms. Drink it at room temperature or warmed up a bit instead.
- Eat something light before drinking orange juice, such as some toast or cereal. This will help reduce the chances of experiencing stomach pain.
- If you still experience stomach pain after trying these tips, consult your doctor for advice. He or she may be able to help you determine the cause of your stomach pain and recommend the appropriate treatment.
We’ve looked at a few potential reasons why orange juice may cause stomach pain. It could be that the acidity in orange juice is too strong for your stomach, or that the sugar can aggravate an already upset stomach. Additionally, if you have sensitivities to certain fruits or juices, this could also be causing your stomach pains after drinking orange juice. If you regularly experience pain after drinking orange juice, it might be best to avoid it and see if your symptoms improve.
1. Have you ever spoken to a doctor about it?
There could be a few reasons why orange juice hurts your stomach. It could be that you have an intolerance to citrus fruits, or it could be that you’re drinking too much juice and not enough water. It’s also possible that you have a gastric ulcer, in which case orange juice would definitely hurt your stomach.
If you’re experiencing pain and discomfort after drinking orange juice, it’s definitely a good idea to speak to your doctor about it. They’ll be able to determine the cause of your stomach pains and help you find a solution.
2. Do you think there’s something in orange juice that our stomachs can’t process?
There are a couple of things going on here. For one, orange juice is high in sugar. Consuming a lot of sugar can overload the pancreas and liver, leading to excess glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia) and subsequent production of more insulin by the pancreas. Over time, all this extra insulin can start to damage cells in the body, including cells in the retina, kidneys, and nerves. This is why it’s important to keep blood sugar levels within a healthy range by limiting sugary foods and drinks like orange juice.
In addition, orange juice contains citric acid which can cause gastritis—a condition that results in inflammation and irritation of the stomach lining. This too can lead
3. What are your thoughts on drinking orange juice?
I think drinking orange juice is fine, as long as it’s not your only source of Vitamin C. Most store-bought orange juices are loaded with sugar, so I would recommend drinking it sparingly or making your own at home without added sugar. Fresh squeezed orange juice is always best, but if you’re short on time or don’t have a juicer, look for an organic brand that doesn’t have any added sugar.
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Upset stomach or abdominal pain is most often due to inflammation of the stomach lining and intestines caused by viruses. Typically, an upset stomach can be treated at home. If symptoms are extreme or prolonged, medical care is needed.
- Cramping abdominal pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Diarrhea, loose or liquid stools, increased number of stools
- Headache or body aches
- Chills, with or without fevers
When to contact a clinician
Persistent or severe abdominal pain, especially if unrelieved by vomiting or passing a bowel movement
Fever greater than 101 degrees F, not relieved by acetaminophen, or any fever that lasts more than three days
Vomiting or diarrhea without any improvement for more 24 hours
Blood in vomit or stools
No urination for more than 8 hours, or painful urination
Treatment & Prevention
Most stomach aches can be treated at home. During the first 24 to 36 hours, the best treatment is a diet of clear liquids in frequent, small amounts. Drink enough fluids to keep your urine a pale yellow or clear color. If you vomit, start with sips of water or sucking on ice chips. If these are well tolerated, try other fluids:
- Sports drinks
- Clear, non-caffeinated sodas such as 7-Up, Sprite or ginger ale
- Diluted juices such as apple, grape, cherry or cranberry (avoid citrus juices)
- Clear soup broth or bouillon
- Decaffeinated tea
If fluids are well tolerated, slowly add bland solid foods, but continue to focus on fluid intake at the same time.
- White toast with only honey or jelly
- Soda crackers
- Plain white rice
FOODS TO AVOID: non-cultured dairy products (milk, cheese, ice cream,) spicy, greasy or fatty foods, whole grains, raw vegetables, alcohol, caffeine.
It may take several days to one week to regain your appetite, energy level, and for bowels to be normal again.
- Wash hands well with soap and water after using the bathroom and before and after eating or handling food.
- Do not share eating or drinking utensils with others.
- Avoid milk, cheese or egg-based foods that have not been refrigerated.
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One reason why orange juice may make your stomach hurt is because oranges and other citrus fruits naturally contain acid, which can irritate your stomach lining
When you drink a glass of orange juice after eating, it can add pressure to the stomach, leading to symptoms of bloating, abdominal pain and abdominal
2. Avoid acidic foods. ... Your poor stomach is already going through enough as it is. Adding acidic foods like orange juice, pineapple, or
Everyday tips to soothe the acid fire · Avoid drastic changes in eating habits · Careful with the oils · Exercise a little patience between meals.
If you're drinking orange juice to calm an upset stomach, drink it before eating and do not drink it alongside carbohydrates -- this could
Offer Tips For Avoiding Or Reducing Stomach Pain After Drinking Orange Juice · Drink orange juice slowly and in small quantities. · Avoid drinking
A number of home remedies can help resolve stomach and abdominal pain, ... fatty or acidic foods; wheat products; fruit and fruit juices such as watermelon
So please avoid any kind of citric juices in an empty stomach, rather drink a cup of water and take citric juices which will reduce the intensity.
Orange juice is very acidity and can upset your stomach. Maybe you are sensitive to the high acid content, and if so, you can not eat foods or drink liquids
Treatment · Sports drinks · Clear, non-caffeinated sodas such as 7-Up, Sprite or ginger ale · Diluted juices such as apple, grape, cherry or cranberry (avoid