20 Foods Causing Bloating And Gas

Foods causing bloating

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Written by Healthoria.com – If you’re struggling with belly bloat, gas, and discomfort you may want to switch up some of the foods you’re eating everyday. Here’s a quick list of 20 foods causing bloating, and a few eating behaviors you may want to change to reduce bloat and gas.

Why Food Causes Bloating

When you’re feeling bloated it’s usually the result of multiple factors, but the primary causes can be separated into what you eat and how you eat it.

How You Eat

Most people are aware of a few foods causing bloating, but there’s some subtle eating behaviors that contribute to the problem. What you want to focus on is how much air you’re swallowing while you eat.

Much of the gas in your digestive system is the result of swallowed air. When there’s an excessive build up of gas in the intestine it can result in bloating and discomfort.

A few things that contributes to bloat or gas:

– Overeating
– Eating Too Fast
– Drinking through a straw
– Talking while you eat
– Chewing gum
– Smoking

What You Eat

Foods that are difficult to digest, or take longer than other foods, are a major source of bloating. Foods high in fiber, often recommended for their health benefits, can also cause gas and bloating because fiber is an indigestible carbohydrate.

A few other sneaky sources causing bloat are artificial sweeteners (Sorbitol), and high fat foods. Fats are digested and emptied from the stomach slowly. This results in a feeling of fullness, which is good, but can also result in bloat and gas.

If you’re struggling with belly bloat, here’s a list of foods you may want to reduce.

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20 Foods Causing Bloating

Vegetables

Artichokes
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Corn
Garlic
Kale
Mushrooms
Onions

Fruit

Apples
Apricots
Prunes

Grains/Legumes

Barley
Beans
Rye
Wheat

Beverages

Alcohol
Carbonated Drinks

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