Healthy Foods That Cause Gases And Ways To Prevent It

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Do you know that you are not the only one who is suffering from gas troubles and bloating. It happens to all, and we must know the foods that cause the problem of gases and bloating.

Feeling of fullness in the stomach and having gas troubles can cause much discomfort to us, where we can't attend social gatherings and feel awful about it.

There will also be no appetite in this case and constantly you will feel the need to visit a washroom, which can be quite depressing when you're at a gathering.

Bloating and gases are caused by indigestion of some foods, which ultimately leads to the accumulation of gases in the tummy. It may also cause pain and stomach upset troubles.

There are some foods that cause gases, and we consider them unhealthy for the gut. However, some healthy foods can also cause gases.

Avoiding these healthy foods is not a good option, as in this way you will get deprived of most of the nutrients that these foods supply to your body with. There is something that you can do about it, which is as mentioned in the article below.

Here is a list of foods that cause gases and how you can avoid it.


Beans Or Pulses

One of the healthiest foods ever is beans, rich in proteins, fibre and many other nutrients that you can't miss out on. Now, the problem is that most of the people get bloating and gases with this healthy food. There is an easy way out for this problem, just soak the beans in water overnight before cooking them. This makes it easier to digest them.



Most people suffer from bloating and gases after eating garlic. Garlic has immense health benefits and it is not a good idea to avoid it just because of bloating. You can cook the garlic well before eating it, just cook it along with the food and eat it. This is a best way to eat garlic without facing the bloating effect.



Raw onions cause gases, as they contain fructans that can cause gases. This vegetable has many health benefits and you must cook them well to avoid bloating. If you still get the problem, you must cook them with spices and herbs such as cardamom, cinnamon, etc.


Broccoli, Cauliflower And Cabbage

These are included as cruciferous vegetables and earn a bad name in causing gases. These foods are good for weight loss, are rich in fibres, iron, many vitamins and minerals, and hence must be included in your diet. However, if you are really bad in handling your stomach troubles, fullness and bloating then you can opt for spinach, cucumbers, lettuce, zucchini and lettuce instead of these cruciferous veggies.



There is term known as gluten sensitivity. This happens to some people who eat wheat, as they are allergic to a protein known as gluten that is present in wheat. There are many signs of gluten intolerance ranging from gases to skin rash. If you find yourself suffering from stomach troubles after having wheat then you are also allergic to it. Instead of that you can opt for oats, buckwheat and quinoa.


Dairy Products

Milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, etc, are all good for health but can cause gases. If you get gases with these foods then the best alternative is to have coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc, instead of these dairy products. You can even make a cheese out of the other milk alternatives.



It is one of the best weight loss diet foods that is rich in fibres, vitamins, minerals and keeps you feeling full for long. If you find yourself in trouble after eating this healthy food, you can have brown rice, buckwheat, oats and quinoa instead of barley.

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Story first published: Monday, January 18, 2016, 9:00 [IST]
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