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Having Post-Meal Bloat? These 6 Foods May Be the Cause

Bloat is uncomfortable and sometimes painful. It can be easy to assume that there is a health issue behind the swollen distension of our gut, but sometimes it all comes down to diet.  We can blame fatty and salty foods for this particular issue, but healthy foods can also be the culprit.

In order to pin point triggers, keeping a daily diary of meals, bloating symptoms, and bowel habits to help you identify the correlation between what you eat and what causes bloating.

Below we list the 6 foods that may be the cause of your bloating symptoms.

  1. Beans and Lentils
  2. Carbonated Drinks
  3. Wheat
  4. Garlic and Onions
  5. Sugar Alcohols
  6. Dairy Products

Dietitian Joe Leech of AuthorityNutrition.com breaks down what bloating is, which 6 foods contribute to bloating in the body, and provide scientific research to support his statements so that consumers are better informed of the effect some foods have on their bodies.

Bloating is when your belly feels swollen or enlarged after eating. Although bloating may be a symptom of a serious medical condition, it is usually caused by something in the diet. So in this video I’m looking at some common foods that tend to cause bloating.

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