Do you have uncomfortable gas and bloating that doesn't go away?If you're done feeling burpy, gassy, crampy or bloated after meals this blog's for you! There IS something more to the story than popular health blogs are talking about, and it ISN'T coming from
- talking while you eat, or
- drinking through a straw, or
- chewing gum too often.
You're not alone.According to the National Institutes of Health, bloating, gassiness, and abdominal discomfort aren’t limited to the occasional holiday feast. 1 in 10 Americans (that's 35 million people) say they suffer from bloating regularly, even when they haven’t eaten a large meal. In some cases, bloating can become severe enough that it causes distention, or noticeable swelling of the abdomen til you feel like you could pop.
Common trigger foods.You may have noticed your bloating and gas are tied to eating certain foods like dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream), eggs, garlic or onions, sugary drinks and desserts. The National Institutes of Health say the common foods that bloat people up are:
- Lactose: Lactose intolerance is associated with many digestive symptoms, including bloating. Lactose is the main carbohydrate in milk.
- Fructose: Fructose intolerance can lead to bloating.
- Eggs: Gas and bloating are common symptoms of egg allergy.
- Wheat and gluten: Many people are intolerant to gluten, a protein in wheat, spelt, barley and some other grains. This can lead to various adverse effects on digestion, including bloating.