Flatulent foods: You should avoid them


Flatulence is uncomfortable, but completely normal and can, for example, increase after eating certain foods. This can be fast food, but healthy food could also be to blame. Why do they keep our digestion going? You can find out here.

Causes of the bloated belly

There are various causes for bloating, such as: B .:

  • Hormone changes during pregnancy: The level of progesterone increases and leads to a sluggish intestine, flatulence and constipation are the consequences.
  • drugs: Flatulence can be a side effect of certain medications. The package insert provides information about the side effects.
  • unhealthy eating habits: If the intestine has to process hard-to-digest fatty food (fatty meat or fast food), intestinal winds can occur.
  • high fiber diet: Dietary fibers ensure a long feeling of satiety and have health-promoting properties (such as lowering blood pressure or inhibiting inflammation). But processing in the large intestine can produce gases and lead to constipation, a feeling of fullness and bloating. (here you can learn more about high fiber diet)
  • Sugar and sugar substitutes: sorbitol can cause digestive problems. It is only slowly absorbed through the mucous membrane in the small intestine; if we consume too much of it, the sorbitol gets further into the colon. There it is converted into gases that cause the flatulence. The popular sugar substitute is found in light products, chewing gum, but also in pome and stone fruit. Other sugar substitutes (e.g. maltitol) as well as large amounts of sugar are also problematic.
  • diseases: Gastrointestinal disorders such as B. Irritable bowel can also be the cause of flatulence.
  • By hasty chewing and swallowing as well as carbonated drinks there is too much air in the stomach and intestines and promotes a bloated stomach.

Overview of flatulent foods

Anyone who tends to flatulence should refrain from bulging foods or only eat them in small quantities. These include:

  • Dairy products
  • yeast dough
  • legumes
  • cabbage
  • Onions and leeks

In the gallery we present 10 flatulent foods in more detail.

You can do that

If medication or illnesses can be excluded, you should pay more attention to your food. The easiest way to do this is to choose a specific one Leaves out fruit or vegetables for several days, Try again later and see how your body reacts to it. If you cannot tolerate it, you can leave it out in the future or reduce the amount (depending on how you feel about it). If it doesn't cause any discomfort, try the next food. On Food diary is also a good support to find out what you are good at and what you cannot tolerate. Because that varies from person to person.

Behind a bloated belly can also be intolerance (Intolerance), e.g. B. fructose intolerance or lactose intolerance, or a allergy stuck. Diarrhea, abdominal pain, feeling of fullness or nausea are often other symptoms that occur in this context. Appropriate tests can be carried out at the doctor – then you have certainty!

If you do not get certain foods, you will find easily digestible foods here. And you can eat that with fructose intolerance.

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