Frequent Bloating has Nothing to do With Your Weight

Bloating. We dread it. It is an uncomfortable feeling we get in our bellies when we get eat a huge meal and look pregnant. It is a usual misunderstanding that bloating has something to do with gaining weight. There are many sources and articles that say how to stop bloating. The thing is, not all bloating is bad for you. It can sometimes mean a side effect of healthy changes and sign you’re doing things for your body. It is also not really mean that something is wrong with it.

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But if your bloating does not go away and constantly experiencing diarrhea and constipation then it is best to see a doctor.

Fresh produce is one of the best ways to energize your body. Plants can do a number on your digestive system, especially if you went from zero servings a day to greens at every meal. Broccoli, cabbage, kale and apples contain certain carbohydrates called FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono saccharides, and Polyols) are foods that people have trouble digesting says Brittany Markides, registered dietitian and founder of Choose Food.

“FODMAPs are not absorbed very well in the small intestine, which results in increased fluid and gas in the bowels, leading to bloating,” she says.

Markides adds more suggestions to be lightly bloated like La Croix or sparkling water. It is unsweetened and won't be able to develop tooth decay and will only bloat you for a short time.

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Food and drinks that are un-sweetended tend to be less bloating for the body so that’s heavily recommended if you try to avoid being bloated.