Why sour food causes us to have a diarrhea?

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Why sour food causes us to have a diarrhea?
« on: 13/01/2006 18:52:07 »
Whenever I eat an abundance of tamarind or lemons or other sour fruits,I often suffer from disordered diarrhea.Why this happens?
Does it have someting to do with the interference from a low pH of sour food to digestive enzymes?
 

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Re: Why sour food causes us to have a diarrhea?
« Reply #1 on: 13/01/2006 19:05:04 »
well most fruit contains the sugar fructose and if you get an excessive dose of this sugar(any sugar by the way) you get diarrhea.
 

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Re: Why sour food causes us to have a diarrhea?
« Reply #2 on: 13/01/2006 22:05:09 »
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Originally posted by vj_tu

Whenever I eat an abundance of tamarind or lemons or other sour fruits,I often suffer from disordered diarrhea.Why this happens?
Does it have someting to do with the interference from a low pH of sour food to digestive enzymes?




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Re: Why sour food causes us to have a diarrhea?
« Reply #3 on: 13/01/2006 22:19:45 »
Do you have too much acid in your stomach.

I suspect this is a personal thing.  I know people who are quite happy to eat lemons till the cows come home, but I suspect they have a need for the extra acid.