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Nasty Culprits of Belly Bloat


2. Carbohydrate Intolerance

Many cases of belly bloat are triggered by eating slow-digesting carbohydrates, particularly those which are high in dietary fiber or known to cause gas. Nuts, beans and legumes are all associated with increased levels of intestinal gas, and if you consume a large amount of any of these foods, you’re likely to notice a bloating effect in your stomach within the hour.

One way to determine which foods might be causing your gastrointestinal discomfort is to keep a food diary. Make a note of what you ate, how much you ate, and the time you ate it. Then, when you detect bloating symptoms, make a note of them as well and figure out how long it took them to develop and what you ate before they developed. Chances are you’ll notice links between your bloating symptoms and certain foods. You can then make the necessary dietary adjustments to relieve your symptoms.

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