Instant Coffee as a Laxative



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03 Nov 2006, 8:15 pm

I find that if I start my day with one cup of regular coffee, and follow it with my usual one or two tall mugs of tea, that I have a laxative effect. Would instant coffee have that same laxative effect? What is the best instant coffee on the market? Which is the worst? Which instant brew has the strongest effect? All the coffee that I need to drink, to get started is a small mug. I stay true to all things British by drinking regular and decaffinated tea, for the remainder of the day. (I have a hard time getting water down, unless I'm working-out, and I'm more of a walker, than a Gym Bunny.)



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03 Nov 2006, 8:24 pm

They usually make most instant coffees out of bad tasting robusto beans. I think if good
beans are used it can taste okay. I saw something on tv about a company that was using good coffee to make instant but i do not remember the name.

My mom used to make a pot of coffee when we had more coffee drinkers but now uses the tea bag like coffee bags that quickly makes a cup.

Yeah coffee seems to stimulate the old colon into action. I wonder if its just the caffiene?
You know tea has alot less caffiene. I drink mainly ice tea and have notice it has the same effect in large doses.



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03 Nov 2006, 10:24 pm

funny i think this is related..some food and drinks affect aspies differently, gluten wheat etc...but also remeber aspies can have hypotonia, which is lose ligaments so aspies can be very flexible people, i have dislocated my knee 9 times, lose ligaments and tendons, including the ligaments that control defacation and urination...combined with an aspies inability to know when we are hungry or need to go to the toilet...this can appear to be a laxative affect but we focus so hard on what we are doing we dont know when we need to go to the toilet and when we do go, it is "suddenly" urgent.



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03 Nov 2006, 10:27 pm

I think you may have something here, because I've noticed the same laxative effect when I drink caffeinated Coke (and the very opposite effect when I try to quit!).



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04 Nov 2006, 12:17 am

donkey wrote:
funny i think this is related..some food and drinks affect aspies differently, gluten wheat etc...but also remeber aspies can have hypotonia, which is lose ligaments so aspies can be very flexible people, i have dislocated my knee 9 times, lose ligaments and tendons, including the ligaments that control defacation and urination...combined with an aspies inability to know when we are hungry or need to go to the toilet...this can appear to be a laxative affect but we focus so hard on what we are doing we dont know when we need to go to the toilet and when we do go, it is "suddenly" urgent.


I agree with you donkey. I don't know when I'm hungry or when I need to go to the toilet. I find that I cant tell when I'm hungry or full. I will go to eat my dinner and then want more food after. I don't get that hungry feeling like others do. :?

I use to have a problem with the toilet because I could never tell if I needed to go. Sometimes I would have to go running for the toilet and sometimes the worst would happen :roll:. Don't seem to have that problem as much now.

I find bread causes a laxative effect with me, get those horrible cramps. I find gluten free products great.



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04 Nov 2006, 1:43 am

Caffeine is a well documented laxative.

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15 Nov 2006, 9:15 am

Can vouch for it as a laxitive as well,took about two mugs of the instant stuff [had mixed it with cocoa for mocha] and was in bad need for the toilet,texted sister to ask whether it would be the coffee doing that,answer was yes.

Coke,redbull etc does not cause laxitive effect for the person though.
No idea whether it does on others.



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18 Nov 2006, 5:24 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
I find that if I start my day with one cup of regular coffee, and follow it with my usual one or two tall mugs of tea, that I have a laxative effect. Would instant coffee have that same laxative effect? What is the best instant coffee on the market? Which is the worst? Which instant brew has the strongest effect? All the coffee that I need to drink, to get started is a small mug. I stay true to all things British by drinking regular and decaffinated tea, for the remainder of the day. (I have a hard time getting water down, unless I'm working-out, and I'm more of a walker, than a Gym Bunny.)
good question, ive been wanting to know what a stronger brand of coffie is aswell



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18 Nov 2006, 5:34 pm

I dunno about a stronger brand, but if I really need a kick, I re-brew my coffee.
Brew 1 pot as normal, then take that coffee and use it as the water supply for the next pot. Do that 3 times and you'll wind up with coffee that can kick-start a dead whale. I drink that and it feels like... the closest I can come is Hammy from Over The Hedge. Time slows. Light bends. Gravity is my plaything.



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18 Nov 2006, 5:37 pm

Pedant :P ( thttp://www.thematrixwars.com/ ) thats where i had my melt down irony huh (or a point someone else was trying to make)



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