Avoid gas-forming foods if you have intestinal problems

By SSPDaily editionJan 12, 2024 09:30 AMLife
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Avoid gas-forming foods
Avoid gas-forming foods. Source: amnu.gov.ua

Bloating and intestinal disorders are caused by excess gas. And gas-forming foods are most often to blame.

Thus, according to the Health Shots website, if you want to solve the problem quickly, pay attention to your diet: what you eat and when. Here is a list of the main culprits of bloating.

Popcorn

Popcorn is a favorite food of millions of people, and it is not as harmless as it seems. The high fiber content can be a problem as the digestion of corn fibers releases gas that causes bloating.

The solution: to make popcorn more digestible, add healthy fats such as olive oil, (coconut) oil, or mild spices such as cumin and turmeric.

Fresh vegetable salads

Salads are, by definition, healthy foods, but these dishes made from raw vegetables, which are high in sulfur, can be a problem.

The solution: to make raw salads easier to digest, roast some vegetables. The heat treatment process will remove complex components or weaken their effect.

Chewing gum

Chewing gum may seem silly, but it is often the cause of gas. When you chew gum, you increase the flow of air into the esophagus, which eventually accumulates in the intestines and causes bloating.

The solution: limit your gum consumption and replace it with candy, for example.

Onions

Onions are an essential ingredient in many dishes. At the same time, it contains some types of carbohydrates that are difficult to digest and give off gas when broken down.

The solution: if you love onions but suffer from bloating, consider replacing them. For example, you can use green onions, which contain fewer gas-forming elements, as an alternative.

Raw apples and peaches

Stone fruit such as apples and peaches, especially when raw, are high in fructose, a gas-forming sugar substitute.

The solution: cooked or stewed peaches and apples contain minimal fructose, which reduces the chance of gas. Alternatively, you can also switch to berries.

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