Does coke settle the stomach?

Answer

The New York Times reports that soda does not help settle an upset stomach. Although flat soda has long been a home remedy for stomach aches, there is no evidence that any kind of soda is helpful.

Traditionally, flat soda has been given to ease gastric distress as well as to prevent dehydration from vomiting and diarrhea, as explained by the New York Times. Children were given soda when they would not consume plain water and needed to replace loss fluids. However, regular soda generally has far more glucose than is needed if dehydration is a concern. In addition, it does not contain adequate levels of potassium, sodium and other electrolytes, especially when compared to over-the-counter rehydration drinks.

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