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14th May 2019

Beat the bloat: 5 foods that can cause painful indigestion

Orlaith Condon

Are you eating too much of these?

We all know the uncomfortable feeling of eating the wrong thing and paying the price in the long run. Yes, it’s a pain that can linger for hours and leave your tummy making noises usually only heard in documentaries on National Geographic.

Well, if that pain is becoming a common occurrence, chances are there’s something in your diet that’s not agreeing with you.

Anywhere from 15 to 30 percent of people say they suffer from bloating regularly and it’s usually caused by people being intolerant to certain foods.

Here are five you should steer clear of.


1. Eggs

One nutritionist

While eggs are an incredibly good source of protein and a very handy food to prepare, for some people they can cause serious bloating.

The protein in egg whites can leak through your intestine and cause stomach irritations.


2. Cruciferous veggies

Vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli and kale can cause bloating when they are eaten raw.

They are extremely high in fibre making them tough for the stomach to break down.


3. Fizzy drinks

Many people experience bloating and burping after drinking fizzy drinks and that’s because they create air in the intestinal tract which builds up before it’s released.


4. Apples

With a high percentage of fructose, apples can cause bloating and gas thanks to a build-up of sugar molecules in the colon.


5. Beans and Legumes

A more common one, beans and legumes are well known to cause indigestion.

They are hard for the body to break down fully and often result in uncomfortable bloating and gas.