Bloating can be caused when particular foods take slightly longer to digest than others, this can cause a prolonged build up of gas, leading to a rounded appearance of the stomach.

These 10 unsuspecting foods could be causing a bloated belly

Bloating can be caused when particular foods take slightly longer to digest than others, this can cause a prolonged build up of gas, leading to a rounded appearance of the stomach.

By Leanne Clarke
Monday, 1st August 2022, 1:40 pm

The experts state that even balanced, organic diets can cause bloating and poor gut health, but simple changes can remedy irritation and discomfort.

Making smarter food choices taking extra time to chew food, staying hydrated and being aware of individual food intake limits, can help reduce the chances of being bloated.

A spokesperson for BreakingMuscle.com said: “There is a common perception that only highly processed foods can cause stomach irritation, bloating and poor gut health, but that is wrong.

“Sugars, lactose and gluten are present in many food items and they can often be unkind to our insides, even if they’re coming from natural sources.

“Beans are a great example of this and they are famous for flatulence for a reason. They contain sugars called oligosaccharides, which can make it all the way to the large intestine undigested. Once it gets there, the fermentation process releases gas which can cause stomach irritation and wind.

“For most of us, the simple way of finding out if certain foods don’t sit well is purely through trial and error. Removing and replacing certain things from your eating pattern will help build a comfortable diet. It’s important to bear in mind that everyone is different and what works for someone else may not work for you.

“Taking more time to chew, staying hydrated, and being mindful of food intake limits, can all be factors that can reduce bloating too.”

The 10 foods to avoid in order to stop bloating:

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