1. Whole grains
Whole grains are high in fiber. When your body takes in too much fiber at once, especially without drinking enough water, it can be hard for your system to digest. To clarify, we’re not telling you to stop eating complex carbohydrates; in fact, we’re motivating you to eat that instead of pure carbs like white rice. Just make sure you give your body enough time to adjust to it.
2. Dairy products
This is usually because of lactose intolerance, and gas is the #1 symptom. To be sure, cut down on eating ice cream, cheese, yogurt, and milk; see how your body reacts. Don’t worry! There are several milk-alternatives out there if you’re not a fan of eating cereal on its own.
3. Carbonated drinks
Pretty obvious right? Sodas and sparkling-anything release carbon dioxide, which can cause bloating!
Beans and lentils have sugars called oligosaccharides, which are harder to digest. According to SELF, eating beans can cause gas or bloating because your intestinal bacteria work hard to break the sugars down.
5. Cruciferous vegetables
Anyone who’s ever eaten a broccoli salad probably knows what we’re talking about. Cruciferous vegetables also include cabbage, cauliflower, and asparagus. These vegetables have a sugar called raffinose, which is undigested until it reaches the large intestine. Your body works even harder to break them down when they’re raw. Obviously, there’s no need to cut these out of your diet and there’s no way to make them less gassy, so just keep this in mind the next time you have an event or meeting scheduled. LOL!
6. Salty snacks
Salt makes you retain water because of all the sodium. Avoid packaged snacks, even if they claim to be healthy: jerky, trail mix, anything with salted nuts.
Yup! When you chew gum, you swallow more air: "That additional air can get trapped in your gastrointestinal system and cause you to experience pressure and a bloating sensation." Additionally, sugar-free gum contains sorbitol and is harder for your body to process.
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