Starbucks has come out with new drinks using olive oil as a key ingredient. While some people have praised the drinks, others have reported experiencing stomach issues after consuming them. We spoke to a gastroenterologist to find out why these drinks could be causing digestive problems.
What are the Starbucks olive oil drinks?
Starbucks has created several drinks featuring olive oil as a key ingredient. These include:
- The Oleato Caffe Latte
- The Oleato Iced Shaken Espresso
- The Oleato Golden Foam Brewed Cold
What are the reported stomach issues?
Some customers have reported experiencing stomach issues after consuming the Starbucks olive oil drinks. These issues include:
- Stomach pain
What could be causing these stomach issues?
We spoke to Dr. Lisa Duffield, a gastroenterologist, to find out why the Starbucks olive oil drinks could be causing digestive issues.
According to Dr. Duffield, “Olive oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can be great for digestion for some people. However, it can also act as a laxative and cause diarrhea or loose stools in others.”
Dr. Duffield also noted that drinking these drinks on an empty stomach or in large amounts could exacerbate any potential digestive issues.
Should you avoid these drinks?
If you’ve experienced stomach issues after drinking the Starbucks olive oil drinks, it’s best to avoid them in the future. However, if you haven’t experienced any issues, there’s no need to avoid them.
Dr. Duffield suggests starting with a small amount and seeing how your body reacts before consuming larger amounts or drinking the drinks on an empty stomach.
The Starbucks olive oil drinks have received mixed reviews, with some customers praising them and others experiencing stomach issues after consuming them. While there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with the drinks themselves, the use of olive oil as a key ingredient could cause digestive issues in some individuals. If you’ve experienced stomach issues after consuming these drinks, it’s best to avoid them in the future.