Here Are Foods that Cause Bloating and Gas


Here Are Foods that Cause Bloating and GasBloating is caused due to the presence of excess gas in the intestines. Bloating or gas can also be related to eating fatty foods, drinking carbonated beverages, eating too quickly, smoking and stress. In this article we examine foods that cause bloating and gas.  Nutritionist, Suman Agarwal, Fitness expert, Food Guru and Owner of Selfcare India, explains which foods we should stay away from.

What causes excess flatulence and bloating?

Swallowing excessive air: This may be caused by chewing gum;  smoking; ill-fitting false teeth (dentures); eating too quickly or talking while eating; gulping rather than sipping and anxiety. Some of that air  finds its way into the lower digestive tract where it contributes to gas.

A diet containing foods that cause gas. This can happen by eating certain foods, like peas and beans, which produce noticeably more gas than eating other foods. High fibre foods though healthy are difficult to digest. The small intestine can’t break down certain compounds, which means extra work for the gas-producing intestinal bacteria and accompanying flatus.

Eating foods that you cannot tolerate, for example, if you have  lactose intolerance and eat dairy products.

• Irritable bowel syndrome

• Constipation

• Bacterial overgrowth in the intestines often caused by certain antibiotics.

These are the 8 foods you need to avoid to prevent bloating:

• Corn and corn products: Like corn, popcorn and corn atta

• Pulse based atta like – besan atta and chana atta

• Chinese food

• Pani puri ka pani

• Fermented foods like idli, dosa, uttapa etc

• Rajma and chole

• Kali dal or urad dal

• Processed foods like Maggie, chips and highly salted foods

But remember that people react differently to various foods. You have to make a point of noticing which foods affect you and eliminate these foods from your diet.

By: Sobiya N. Moghul

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