8 Foods That Are Making You Bloated

Food  |  March 20, 2017
  • 1.Cruciferous vegetables
    1 / 8 1.Cruciferous vegetables

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    They might be filled with beneficial nutrients but veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage also contain short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols that can cause bloating. 

     

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  • 2. Beer
    2 / 8 2. Beer

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    The term “beer belly” says it all. Beer is a carbonated drink made from fermented carbs like barley and wheat, along with yeast and water – this combination includes a whole lot of gas and fermented carbs, equating to the perfect formula of bloatedness. 

    (Also Read: Will Alcohol Make You Fat?)

     

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  • 3. Wheat
    3 / 8 3. Wheat

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    It can be hard to avoid wheat altogether especially since it is found in foods like bread, pizzas, wraps, biscuits, cakes, pretty much what we usually consume. But if you have the tendency to feel bloated after eating these, it is best to cut back on how much you actually eat. Wheat contains short chain carbohydrates as well as sugar alcohols. 

     

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  • 4. Onions
    4 / 8 4. Onions

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    If you like adding raw onions to your salads, it will probably be wise to cook them before doing so. As they contain soluble fibres, known as fructans, which can cause major bloating, eating them raw will make it worse. 

     

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  • 5. Lentils
    5 / 8 5. Lentils

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    Lentils are an excellent source of fibre, which can also work against you, causing bloating in some people. This normally happens when you’re not used to eating so much fibre in a serving. 

     

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  • 6. Carbonated drinks
    6 / 8 6. Carbonated drinks

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    As its name suggests, these drinks are filled with carbon dioxide. When it’s trapped in the digestive system, that’s when bloating and cramping happens, especially when consumed with a full meal. 

     

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  • 7. Watermelon
    7 / 8 7. Watermelon

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    This deliciously sweet fruit comes with an alarming high level of fructose, that can be a problem for people who can’t fully absorb it. What comes after that would be gas, bloating and sometimes even diarrhea. 

     

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  • 8. Dairy
    8 / 8 8. Dairy

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    Due to the lactose found in the sugar from dairy foods, those are lactose intolerant, can find themselves suffering from digestive problems – leading to bloating, cramps and gas. 

    (Also Read: 8 Non-Dairy Foods That Can Provide Plenty Of Calcium)

     

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