When you are bloated you may think the cause comes from sugary drinks, potato chips and greasy foods, while all these types of foods are unhealthy and can cause you to bloat — this isn’t always the case.
There are many foods that can be causing your bloat to occur. Bloating is very common, with many confessing to getting bloated on a regular basis. Be sure to check with your doctor if your bloating seems to be worsening, because it can be a link to a serious medical condition. Keep scrolling to see 10 healthy foods that can be causing your belly to feel swollen.
Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and several other vegetables in the cruciferous vegetable family, while very healthy they are common culprits of bloating. These veggies still have many great nutrients like fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium. You can try cooking them to make digestion easier or switch them out for another tasty vegetable like sweet potatoes or zucchini.
Onions contain fructans (soluble fibers that can cause bloating) and are cooked up in many dishes, sometimes often ate raw on top of burgers, hot dogs or salad. However, sometimes tummies can be very sensitive to onions — especially raw ones. Bloat often occurs when onions are ate raw so you can try cooking them to reduce the bloating effect.
Apples may keep the doctor away, but it might not be keeping the bloat away. Apples have been linked to many health benefits being high in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidant it seems like the perfect fruit to choose. However, apples could be causing your digestive issues and bloating. Both fructose and fiber in the apple may cause gas and bloating. You can try cooking apples for a warm yummy treat that will help reduce the bloat.
Garlic is used in many dishes to add some flavor and it has also been linked to many health remedies, such as curing the common cold and even clearing blocked arteries. While the smell and flavors of garlic are absolutely delightful, just like onions and wheat, garlic contains fructans, which are known to sometimes cause bloating. Again if you are cooking with garlic it can lessen the chances of bloating.
Beans contain high amounts of protein and healthy carbs. They are also rich in fiber and vitamins and minerals. However, beans contain FODMAPs (fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols) which are short-chain carbohydrates that escape digestion and are then fermented by gut bacteria in the colon. By soaking your beans before cooking them it can help reduce the chances of being bloated. Pinto beans are known to be one of the easiest digestible bean along with black beans.