I know that people get kinda get bloated after they eat obviously, but I get really bloated! Even if I eat something super healthy! Is that normal? I eat pretty healthy! Any thoughts? Thanks guys!
Most Helpful Guy
Avoid Bloat-Inducing Foods
Difficult-to-digest foods can cause gassiness and bloating. These are some familiar culprits.
Beans and lentils contain indigestible sugars called oligosaccharides. These sugars must be broken down by bacteria in the intestines.
Fruits and vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, prunes, apricots. These contain sugars and starches that may cause gassiness and bloating.
Sweeteners can also cause gas and bloating. Sorbitol, an artificial sweetener, can’t be digested. Fructose, a natural sugar added to many processed foods, is difficult for many people to digest. To avoid bloating, be aware of these sweeteners in the foods you eat and limit the amount you consume.
Dairy products can be a source of intestinal distress and bloating if you have trouble digesting lactose, or milk sugar.
Whole grains, recommended for their many health benefits, can sometimes cause bloating and gas problems. One reason whole grains are so healthy is their high fiber content. But fiber is an indigestible carbohydrate. Abruptly increasing the amount of fiber you eat can cause gas, bloating, and constipation.
Nutritionists recommend slowly increasing the fiber in your diet to allow your body time to adjust. At the same time, drink plenty of water with high-fiber foods, says nutritionist Joanne L. Slavin, PhD, RD, professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota. “All fiber absorbs water,” she explains. Drinking liquids helps fiber move through the digestive system and prevents bloating and constipation.2
Most Helpful Girl
I would go to the doctor and get your TSH levels tested. I was getting bloated after all these healthy foods. Turns out I have a thyroid disease and I'm not aloud to have any dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, or carbohydrates. Now that I went on a strict diet for 2 months it repaired my gut. Now some of those restrictions are lifted. :)2