You’ve committed to eating a healthier diet, swapping whole grains for white breads and pastas and even opting for meatless meals a few weeknights each week. However, for all of your wholesome strides…you’re rewarded with stomach upset, a bloated tummy, and a whole lot of gas.
While a healthier eating regimen can come with a lot of positive benefits (i.e., improved mood, sleep, and energy)—it can also bestow it’s share of uncomfortable bloating. These seven foods are notorious for causing gas and bloating…
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If you have a dairy intolerance, which the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explains as “causing digestive symptoms—such as bloating, diarrhea, and gas—after eating or drinking milk or milk products,” you lack the digestive enzyme (lactase) to properly break down dairy sugars.
As a result, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation can occur. According to NIH research, roughly 60-percent of adults suffer from some degree of lactose intolerance, or difficulty digesting milk and milk products.