Sweets made without sugar uses an alternative sweetener. This can be sorbitol, mannitol, or xylitol. These sugar alcohols aren’t digested well by our bodies. Hence, these cause fermentation in the intestinal tract. The gas formed by this process can lead to bloating, cramps, or even diarrhea. If you must eat sugar-free gum, choose the one with xylitol, which is tolerated most by our system.
4. Carbonated Drinks
Carbonated drinks are full of air bubbles. The more you drink, the more air you ingest, leading to a distended belly.
5. Coffee With Milk
Coffee is acidic which can cause trouble with an already acidic stomach. Interestingly, many people are also lactose intolerant. And they choose adding milk to coffee. This practice can cause and actually promotes swelling and bloating.
What To Eat To Prevent Bloating
We promised to tell you the best and worst foods for bloating. Now you know what to avoid, it’s time to know what you should stock up on!
Aside from being really delicious, artichokes speed up digestion and help prevent constipation.
Ginger helps decrease the time your food stays in your gut, which means there’s less chance it’ll have to go through fermentation. It also has anti-inflammatory properties so it calms down your system.
3. Fennel Seeds