10 Foods to stay away from to avoid bloating

10 Foods to stay away from to avoid bloating

Bloating can range from a minor nuance to a very uncomfortable condition. If you usually feel bloated, here are 10 foods to stay away from to avoid it. 

Water retention and belly bloating are quite annoying but the good news is that there are easy ways to feel lighter. You'll feel the difference in a few days if you are prepared to make some tweaks to your diet. 

While some foods can help to decrease bloating, water retention is the result of not drinking enough water and eating too much salt. When it comes to bloating, these are the 10 foods you have to stay away from.

1. Anything with bubbles

Any carbonated beverage will make bubbles build up in your stomach causing gas. Even worse if you drink diet sodas with artificial sweeteners that are packed with sodium. Drink water instead or natural juices. 

Anything with bubbles

2. Cruciferous vegetables

It is ok to eat these vegetables once in a while, but when you are trying to decrease bloating, it's better to stay away from kale, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. 

Cruciferous vegetables

3. Onions and garlic

I absolutely love onions and garlic, they add flavor and texture to anything, but they contain a significant amount of fructans, which are quite difficult to break down and cause bloating. 

Onions and garlic.

4. Dairy

When we age we lose the ability to break down and process milk sugars, so it is very likely to become bloated. But the good news is that there are several vegetable milks and cheese recipes to try. 


5. Starches

Starchy foods, especially the processed ones, like pasta, bread, crackers, and cereal, hold on to water, so your body will too. 

Gluten-free options and less processed flours are better for your body.


6. Lentils

Although the fibers in lentils are grat prebiotics that feeds gut bacteria, they can also be responsible for bloating, so eat in moderation. 


7. Nuts

Almonds, peanuts, and cashews are packed with antioxidants and beneficial fatty acids, but if you eat too much of them they can cause stomach bloating, keep your serving no bigger than two tablespoons a day. 


8. Chewing gum

Did you know that when you chew your favorite bubble gum you are also consuming air? Just like the effect of carbonated drinks, constant chewing causes bloating. 

Chewing gum

9. Too much acidic food

Acidic foods meaning citrus fruits, tomato products, and vinegar can affect the stomach lining and can cause stomach distention. 

Too much acidic food

10. Corn

Corn has a type of carb that is usually difficult to digest and it also contains insoluble fiber. If you usually bloat after eating corn, it is better to stay away from it. 


Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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