There are many foods that cause diarrhea after eating. Diarrhea is an irksome condition. It renders you momentarily unproductive. Experts know that diarrhea is usually caused by the foot we eat, but sometimes even regular food can cause the disorder.
Milk. Lactose intolerant people cannot process milk because they do not have the necessary enzyme for it. As a result, they suffer from upset stomach and diarrhea after consuming dairy products. Diarrhea may involve abdominal discomfort, flatulence, and bloating.
Spicy foods. Capsaicin in chili and hot pepper cause irritation of the gastrointestinal tract lining of some people. This irritation may trigger diarrhea, which usually does not start until after a few hours of ingestion of spicy food. However, not all people who eat spicy food or hot pepper suffer from diarrhea.
Artificial fat. Some people who take Olestra, an artificial fat, suffer from diarrhea. This compound is used in low fat snacks. If you suffer from diarrhea after eating potato chips, check the ingredients label if there is Olestra. If there is, that is probably the cause of your diarrhea. This artificial fat is an unwanted mass in the food. It passes through your gastrointestinal tract without being absorbed.
Artificial sweeteners. People who cut down their sugar intake use sugar substitutes like sorbitol and mannitol, which are food additives found in yogurt and candy. Artificial sweeteners sometimes cause buildup of gas and bloating, which happen due to poor absorption of these sugar substitutes in the intestines. Bacteria in the intestines tend to break down these sugars and this decomposition reaction cause production of gas. If you are particularly sensitive to these sugar substitutes, you can suffer from diarrhea, loose bowel movement, abdominal discomfort, and bloating.
Caffeine. Caffeine seems to be a notorious substance found in coffee, chocolate, tea, and soda. It has health benefits, but it may stimulate the GI tract the wrong way. While it can cause constipation, it can also cause diarrhea. The true effect of caffeine on the digestive tract is sometimes misunderstood. Anyway, caffeine can trigger contractions of the intestinal muscles, which lead to bowel movements. The diuretic effects of caffeine can worsen the dehydration caused by diarrhea. The cases of caffeine-induced diarrhea are not high though.
Insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is found in raw vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts. Consuming these foods may occasionally cause diarrhea due to the presence of the fiber that stimulates the digestive tract. Since insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water, it stays in the intestines before evacuation and causes gas buildup and sometimes diarrhea.
Vinegar. All right, vinegar and citrus fruits are acidic, and eating acidic foods disturb the pH in your stomach and intestines. Acidic foods can put stress on your gastrointestinal tract, which will try to get rid of the acid by forcing the acidic contents out. The result is diarrhea.
Honey. Fructose in honey can cause gas and bloating. Sometimes it causes diarrhea. Take note that fructose is found in fruits too. If you suffer from diarrhea after eating fresh fruits, it is probably due to their fructose content.