Stomach bloating is one of the most commonly seen problems in people these days. It is largely because of a poor diet, stress or medications. Whether it is an acid reflux or just a holiday bloating, it does look and feel bad. Some people have stomach bloating because of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), flatulence or even hormonal changes. Around 30 per cent of people are said to experience bloating often. There can be some cases where the bloating is because of an underlying serious health problem, but most of the times it is because of what you eat. And so, here are 6 foods that you should not eat in order to avoid tummy bloating. ALSO READ Bloating Stomach Remedies: 5 Easy Snacks You Can Have To Eliminate Bloating


Beans are a kind of legume that have non-digestible fiber. Beans do have nutrients, proteins and also good carbs. However, most beans have alpha-galactosides that is a type of carb. This prevents proper digestion and that’s how gas is created in your body. That’s why some people experience stomach bloating after they have had beans. You can try soaking beans in water before consuming to avoid any bloating. ALSO READ How to get rid of bloating: 5 foods that help reduce bloating in your stomach



Onions are not absorbed well and it increases the quantity of water in your intestine. And onions have fructan that is also a carb. All these factors cause stomach bloating. So avoid eating onion, to prevent bloating or tummy cramps.

Dairy products


Whenever you are dealing with any digestion problem, most doctors suggest you to avoid consuming any dairy products. There is a reason why they say so. Dairy products have lactose that not every human body can digest properly. That’s why, whenever you have milk or yogurt, you feel bloated in the tummy.

Anything that has artificial sweeteners

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Food items that have artificial sweeteners may taste yummy; however they are not good for health. Not only does it aid in weight gain but also causes stomach bloating. Foods that have artificial sweeteners like chewing gums are also high in FODMAP (molecules that are not properly digested). This can cause bloating and irritable bowel movements.



Grains like wheat or rye also have fructan content in them. And people who already have gluten intolerance will experience stomach bloating if they have grains. Grains like wheat also cause several digestion problems and tummy bloating is just one of them.

Carbonated drinks

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Another food that you must avoid is carbonated drinks. Such drinks are usually high in carbon dioxide and thus you are consuming a lot of gas when drinking these. Some of this gas gets stuck in your digestive system which is what causes stomach bloating. After a point, it might also pain.

So if you have ever experienced bloating in the stomach after having some of the above mentioned food, you now know why! Avoid eating these for proper digestion.