Committing to eating healthy takes a lot of determination and motivation. Everyone warns you about falling off the wagon and having a junk meal. But, no one ever warns you that some “superfoods” can make you feel absolutely horrible.
What, so-called, healthy food could be giving you a rumbling and bloated tummy?
People don’t warn you that these foods could make you want to fall off the wagon and stay off!
Yes, we bet you’ve been having milk with your oats in the morning.
Apparently, dairy products can cause the unwanted bloating, diarrhea, and in some cases constipation. You might want to check if you’re intolerant to dairy products if you have these issues every time you have milk or yogurt.
Okay, a lot of people don’t enjoy drinking water because well, it has no taste, so they go for bubbly or sparkling water.
But, that’s gas, where do you think that gas is going? Yes, it’s building up in your stomach and making you feel like you’ve binged on McDonald’s.
Instead of dealing with the horrible aftermath, slice up some fruits and add them to your plain water, there you have it, flavored water!
One more thing, stay away from straws, they bloat you, too, because you’re sucking in a lot of air.
You know the saying, and it rings true, “beans, beans, good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you fart!”
Why? Because they contain a carb called oligosaccharides, which is hard for you to digest. So, half of it gets digested, and the other half turns you into a walking, farting symphony.
Any healthy diet asks you to swap white foods for fiber-filled whole grains. So how can this be bloating you?
Well, it’s because you shock your body by increasing your fiber intake suddenly. A piece of advice, don’t switch everything to whole grain right away, switch things one at a time so your body can get used to it.
Cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and broccoli are known for leaving people gassy. You don’t need to ditch them; you just need to be aware of your quantities.
Don’t mount your plate with these veggies, have a little bit because they contain sugars that are hard for your body to digest. Or, you can always have probiotics filled food throughout the day to control the bloating.
We know the saying, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” But, apples are high in fiber, like whole grains which will bloat you.
It’s not only the fiber; apples have a fair amount of fructose, which are two natural sugars a lot of humans are intolerant to. If apples leave you feeling uncomfortable, you might want to ease up on eating them.
Okay, let’s get one thing clear, just because the label says sugar-free, that does not mean it is good for you. You might be thinking that by swapping over, you’re doing your body a favor, but you’re not!
Instead of heading to the store to buy a bunch of things that are sugar-free, try making your own things at home.
No one ever said that a healthy lifestyle is easy, but it is definitely better for you and your body in the long run. So, keep at it, your body will thank you when you hit your 70s and feel like you’re 20!