Foods that cause bloating

[According to ‘Womansday’, directly copy-pasted]

  • Frozen Dinners and Processed Foods (This includes canned soups and vegetables, bottled salad dressings, condiments and sauces, which are usually pretty high in salt.)
  • Pasta and Other Carbohydrates
  • Sugar-Free Desserts (Foods that have been sweetened with sugar alcohols such as mannitol, maltitol and sorbitol can cause gas (and bloating) because these alcohols are hard for your body to digest)
  • Vegetables (Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard, turnip and mustard greens, kale, onions)
  • Legumes (red beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, lentils, peas)
  • Whole grains (barley, oats, wheat such as pasta, bread and cereal)
  • Sweets (fructose such as granulated sugar, honey, high-fructose corn syrup, agave syrup)
  • Sugar alcohols (sorbitol, maltitol, mannitol; used in sugar-free gum, various nutrition bars, and many diet/sugar-free candies, cakes and cookies)
  • Fiber Supplements & Added Fibers (such as Inulin found in Fibersure and psyllium found in fiber supplements such as Metamucil, Konsyl)
  • Calcium Supplement
    – The citrate form (e.g., Citracal) may be less likely to cause gas and constipation than the calcium carbonate form (e.g., Tums, Caltrate), perhaps because it’s easier for some people to digest.
  • Eating Habits (Using a straw, chewing gum, having carbonated drinks, talking while eating, and eating too quickly can all cause you to swallow more air, which can lead to gas and bloating. Try eating more mindfully by putting down your fork between bites so you’ll chew more thoroughly and eat more slowly)

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