What foods bloat you?

Have you ever eaten a meal and suddenly feel like you are six months pregnant with twins? Well, that’s bloating for you. And it can be really uncomfortable or even painful sometimes. Do not worry; we’ve got your back on this one! Here are some foods that may experience gastrointestinal irritation (trouble down there) and contribute to bloating.

Dairy Products

Dairy products

Sorry, lactose intolerant friends, but dairy products can cause some serious bloating problems in people who don’t have the capacity to digest lactose (the sugar found in milk). Cheese, ice cream, creams…, the list goes on and on of all these lovely treats courting our love – alas only from afar… Unless you pack digestive enzyme supplements which enable your body to break down Lactase more efficiently (you’d be better off buying that Lactaid brand next time), bloat is something you’ll have to grudgingly live with if consume these delicious calcium-rich goodies.

Plant-based Substitutes

On another note, plant-based substitutes such as almond milk or coconut yogurt tend to not cause as much gas build-up when compared to real cow/ goat milk yogurts so choose them instead! Your tummy will thank us later!

Beans & Legumes

Beans… They’re undeniably cheap yet healthy source of proteins chock-full of minerals and nutrients— now what’s there
nottto love about them right? cue stomach rumble But then again‐chronic beans consumption comes at a price, flatus, bloating and abdominal discomforts due to high amounts of oligosaccharides found in the legumes that cannot be broken down easily by our intestines. Always remember though, no matter how much you soak those babies overnight or cook them thoroughly; Eating too many beans at once can cause some serious gas explosion worthy of gory horror stories!

Soaking + Fermenting

Most traditional cuisines had an advantage over modern cooking methods- They’ve developed ways to reduce flatulence from beans using soaking (soak your dry lentils for about 6 hours before cooking) or fermentation processes (eg tempeh is fermented soybeans). These processes help break down resistant sugars and aids easier digestion easing gut tension.

Onions & Garlic

As they say — You ain’t got real food taste without onions and garlic! Well…if only it were that straightforward. Bulbous vegetables like garlic/onions often contain Fructans that tend to increase bacterial growth within our stomachs interfering with our digestive balance leading to sighs of discomfort one-too-many time. That’s why giving up these two kitchen superheroes entirely can be hard, instead try lowering the portions used each time you cook/pair them fresh ginger/turmeric/chives as substitutes better on tummy- peace rates.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli rabe/spouts/cauliflower/Brussels sprouts – all fall under this category are what we know as cruciferous veggies.While they should provide us vitamins galore because science has led us into temptation inviting copious amounts of healthy greens; excessive intake can amount to lumpiness around the tummy area mainly producing sulfur compounds which leads to smelly belches Toot Toot!!! We suggest: Don’t give up on Brocolli— It’s just too good for health! Instead eat smaller quantities more regularly ensuring safety of those around you.

Carbonated Drinks

Carbonated drinks

Drinks like Coke, Pepsi, and Fanta are full of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is what gives them the satisfying fizz when opened or poured over ice cubes at convenience stores— however—and here’s where it gets ugly—it also increases gas build-up in your digestive system releasing a mixture of pressure bubbling sensations like never before!

Alcohol-based Beverages

Alcoholic beverages tend to worsen this situation as they relax your gastrointestinal muscles slowing movements leading to trapped gas that henceforth causes bloating. So don’t wonder why parties leave you feeling blue bloated + hungover –wait maybe uninterested too?


Gluten intolerance can be another contributor towards symptoms resembling lactose intolerant situations such as abdominal discomforts, diarrhea/constipation/bloating/(trouble down there) due to its effects on gluten’s capability in interfering intestinal functioning especially among people diagnosed with coeliac disease or underlying digestive concerns.

Celiacs/Non-celiacs Symptoms

However non – celiac till now remain unclear if their intestines react the same way after consuming limited gluten quantity without testing allergens for definite conclusions but if suspected better safe than sorry-here’s an alternative though puffed millets/millet flakes/rice cakes/walnut bread/gluten-free products 🍞🥖🥯

Salty Foods

Sodium-rich foods retain water causing swelling & feelings of heaviness all over our body inducing a lazy wearied feel intake higher amounts so best advised eating salt-containing items with caution Small doses everyone!

High fat foods

We all love to indulge into crispy fried chicken (inserts drool emoji) or a juicy bite of burger and fries
however, dearth taking down large amounts of high-fat fast food items—from pizza slices smearing with cheese to cheesy nachos— leads our bodies filling up more than necessary hence triggering bloating sensations at the end.

Also read: Ordering in pizzas late night doesn’t help anyone fit it 😛

Now that you’re scrutinizing your food-estate rather keenly—you might also want to pair these guides with healthier habits. Do not stay sedentary for long durations, maintain exercising within healthy limits consumption fluids regularly keeping yourself hydrated! Practice moderation & All will be fine !!!

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