12 foods and drinks that cause bloating: an expert explains how to solve the problem

By SSPDaily editionJan 27, 2024 12:38 PMLife
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12 foods and drinks that cause bloating
12 foods and drinks that cause bloating. Source: www.healthline.com

The main cause of bloating is excessive consumption of certain foods. The discomfort is caused by active gas production in the intestines when food is transported too slowly and begins to "ferment".

The online publication Nottinghamshire Live talked to a healthcare specialist, Dr. James O'Donovan, on this topic. The expert listed foods that cause bloating and gave some useful tips on how to avoid it.

According to the doctor, here are the foods that are to blame:

  • beans
  • lentils
  • dairy products
  • carbonated drinks
  • wheat, rye, barley
  • cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli)
  • onion
  • garlic
  • apples, pears
  • artificial sweeteners
  • fatty foods
  • beer

All these products are recommended to be consumed in moderation, taking into account the characteristics of your body

In addition, Dr. O'Donovan advises,

"Chew your food more thoroughly and longer. Smaller pieces are easier to digest, which reduces the likelihood of dinner hanging in the intestines.

Drink more fluids. Water will facilitate the work of the gastrointestinal tract.

When should I consult a doctor?

  • If bloating lasts for more than 3 weeks or the attacks recur regularly, and the diet does not work.
  • If you visually observe a tumor or lump in this area
  • If bloating is accompanied by nausea, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, or blood in the stool
  • If the bloating is uncomfortable and makes it difficult for you to move and do your daily activities.
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