Everyone knows that feeling of nausea and wants to get rid of it as quickly as possible. There are many home remedies and one of the best known is cola. But cola against nausea, does that really help?

Coke against nausea

If you look on the internet, you will often read that cola helps as a natural remedy when you are nauseous. Cola is also recommended for vomiting, to remedy the effects of nausea due to alcohol and many other things. Why does cola help against nausea? Is cola good for the stomach? That information is usually not mentioned. It should calm the stomach and therefore work so well with all kinds of physical discomfort. It is also striking that the advice to use cola as a home remedy is often contradictory as to how this can best be done. Where one opinion says that cola should be used without a puncture and at room temperature, another speaks of ice cold cola with puncture for the same ailment. The way you should drink it is also regularly recommended differently.

The scientific proof

There is no scientific evidence that cola helps against nausea and it has not been proven during investigations. And although the formula for the real cola is of course a secret, there are no ingredients in cola that have an effect that could calm the stomach. Nevertheless, very similar advice from grandma’s time is usually based on observations over a long period. For example, cola can be used to treat stomach pain so that it can indeed help dissolve stomach stones. It certainly does not matter whether the cola is without a shot and also the temperature and the way you drink it does not matter. The ingredients in the cola just do the job when they end up in the stomach.

Then why does cola help against nausea?

Perhaps you have tried it yourself as a natural remedy because you wanted to get rid of that nasty nausea as quickly as possible or to remedy nausea caused by alcohol. The experts then think that the psychological aspect will play a role. If you are sufficiently convinced of how it works, such a product can certainly help.

Which remedies really soothe the stomach?

Although little is known about how nausea occurs and why the body reacts in this way, it is known that ‘soothing’ the stomach helps to combat the effects of nausea. Ginger is a medicine that has been scientifically determined to calm the stomach. So if you are nauseous, it is better to try a cup of ginger tea than a glass of coke with or without a shot.

If you have become drunk and want to prevent the nausea from alcohol as much as possible, it is a good idea to eat some dry bread. The bread does not disturb the stomach, but the alcohol will be broken down sooner if your digestive system is started.

Browsing through the ready-made weekly menu and the ready-made accompanying shopping list (thinking for yourself is out of the question) I already have slight doubts. First, there is the practical feasibility. How do you combine this with the rest of your family? How do you do that with your groceries if your list contains 50 grams of peeled shrimp, 6 sun-dried tomatoes and so on? Secondly, and certainly not less important: what about the provision of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients?

Crash Diets and the Daily Recommended Quantity

I want to prove hard. I want to know if such diets meet the nutrient and quantity standards. So I make a quick calculation to see if this ‘diet’ is sufficient. I choose a random daily menu: day 3 of week 2. I come to the following conclusion: a total of 1160 kcal. 22 grams of dietary fiber – about half of what a person needs in a day. Further shortages of: calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin B1, vitamin B2. In short, just about the only vitamin that is sufficient in the diet is vitamin C.

In itself it is not bad to get too little of a vitamin one day; broadly it must be balanced over a longer period. But a diet of less than 1200 kcal daily? It is simply not possible to get enough nutrients. Also not enough energy by the way: 1200 kcal is about half of what an average person needs in a day.

Practical feasibility of crash diets

And there comes the issue of practical feasibility. There is a pack of chocolate flakes in the cupboard that you needed for 1 slice of bread on day 1. The same goes for a broken pack of vanilla custard and a can of whipped cream. The sum seems to me relatively simple. Because what happens if you sit on the couch at 10 o’clock in the evening creating the hunger after your grilled 100-gram steak with a little bit of vegetables? A perfect moment to make up the ‘leftovers’ because it is a shame to throw it away.


Such crash diets do not work. To lose weight you will have to make consistent changes to your purchases, eating habits and exercise patterns. But this is simply not possible in 8 weeks; This takes time. You prefer to change your lifestyle under expert guidance, and you do that mainly because you want to. And then the kilos may not fly off, no. But the moment you want to get back into your bikini, you are that number of kilos lighter than you would otherwise have arrived long and wide after your 8 week AD project.

Pets are of course very cozy. Although not everyone has the time for this. Cats are relatively easy to have as a pet. You only have to feed this and occasionally surprise with a loving hug. Dogs, on the other hand, require a little more time.

Give attention

The biggest ‘stumbling block’ is that you have to walk a dog several times a day. A dog also needs considerably more attention than a cat. This is of course all worth it. After all, you have a very loyal companion in it. And you are naturally happy to take care of such a reliable friend. Run loosely, take care of your coat regularly and feed well with, for example, dry chunks or wet food from Platinum.

Pet part of the family

Both dogs and cats are really part of the family and you get a lot of love from them. Having pets is also good for your health. That way dog owners would live longer. What other (health) benefits are there more to having a pet? You can read that in this article!

Good mood

Various studies show that having a pet is good for your mood. For example, pet owners are logically less lonely, but these people are generally happier and they trust others better. By walking your dog you move more than average. That also does a lot with your mood. And it appears that women in particular are very happy with cats .

Healthy children

The same studies also show that babies grow up in an environment with pets are less likely to develop asthma and allergies. In addition, the immune system of these children would be better and they will therefore fall ill less quickly.

No stress

Stroking a pet such as a dog, cat or, for example, a rabbit feels naturally delicious. Go with your hands through the soft fur of the animal while you can feel its warm body. Did you know that this lowers your blood pressure and that your body relaxes from head to toe. So you are as it were relaxed!

More confidence

In addition, having a pet also gives you more confidence, really! A pet will never judge you by your appearance and is always happy to see you. It doesn’t matter what you look like, the beast is already happy to be home again!

Reduce (chance of) depressive feelings

It appears that having a pet is also good in case of depression and reducing it. Pets provide social support in their own way and they will never let you down. Pets also give a huge dose of love. That gives a happy feeling!