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Foods and Beverages That Can Cause Diarrhea

Foods and Beverages That Can Cause Diarrhea

Food or Beverage

Ingredient Causing Diarrhea

Sugar-free gum, mints, sweet cherries, or prunes

Hexitols, sorbitol, or mannitol

Apple juice, pear juice, grapes, honey, dates, nuts, figs, soft drinks (especially fruit flavors), prunes, or waffle or maple syrup

Fructose

Milk, ice cream, yogurt, or soft cheese

Lactose

Coffee, tea, cola drinks, or some over-the-counter headache remedies

Caffeine

Certain fat-free potato chips or fat-free ice cream

Olestra