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8 foods that make you bloated

Bloating can cause pain, discomfort and actually make your stomach look bigger than it is. It’s no surprise that the food you consume is one of the main factors contributing to this problem. Find out the most common foods that cause bloating.

1. Fruits and vegetables

You’re probably not expecting this right? Yes, they are healthy but some veggies like brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, prunes, apricots, contain sugars and starches that may cause bloating especially if you consume them raw.

2. Dairy products

Some people have trouble digesting lactose and it can be the source of intestinal distress.

3. Beans and lentils

There is indigestible sugar called oligosaccharides in beans and lentils. This type of sugar won’t digest easily and must be broken down by bacteria in intestines.

4. Carbonated drinks

The gas builds up in your stomach due to the carbonation process may cause discomfort to your stomach.

5. Salty foods

Salt generally causes your body to retain water, especially around your abdomen area so it’s best for you to avoid consuming too much of it .

6. Artificial sweeteners

Sugar-free and diet foods might not be high in calorie but most of them are filled with chemicals that can cause your stomach to be bloated.

7. Canned foods

Canned foods like soups, veggies and tomato sauce are cooked and preserved with a lot of sodium. If possible, look for a low sodium option.

8. Gum

Chewing gum or hard candy causes us to swallow air more and your body will store it in your digestive tract and leave you feeling bloated.

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