Digestion

Digestive Problems Foods to Avoid

Fried Foods: Triggers Diarrhea
Fried Foods: Triggers Diarrhea

Consuming fried foods can lead to diarrhea. Even fatty cuts of meat, creamy or buttery desserts and rich sauces can cause distress too. Instead choose baked or roasted foods and light sauces which contain fresh vegetables.

Citrus Fruit: Intestinal Distress
Citrus Fruit: Intestinal Distress

Citrus fruits contain high fiber and this can cause intestinal distress in some people. Take grapefruit, oranges or other citrus fruits only when your digestion is uneasy or uncomfortable.

Beans: Cramping and Gas
Beans: Cramping and Gas

Beans contain indigestible sugars which lead to cramping and gas. Our body lacks certain enzymes responsible for breaking down these sugars. In this case, bacteria present in the guts perform this work producing gas.

Cabbage Family: Digestive Distress and Gas
Cabbage Family: Digestive Distress and Gas

Cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, watercress and other cruciferous vegetables contain indigestible sugars just like beans. The high fiber content in these vegetables causes indigestion and gas when taken excess.

Peppermint: Acid Reflux and Heartburn
Peppermint: Acid Reflux and Heartburn

Although peppermint sounds cooling, it produces a very bad effect on gastro intestine. It relaxes the muscles at the top of the stomach, allowing the food to reflux upwards into esophagus and thus causes heartburn. Even coffee and chocolate holds the same property.

Artificial Sugar: Cramping and Diarrhea
Artificial Sugar: Cramping and Diarrhea

Chewing sugar free gums with sorbitol as major ingredient is known to cause cramping and diarrhea. Excess sorbitol ingestion can lead to intestinal problems. It is not the gum; however the artificial sweeteners present causes diarrhea.

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