Foods That Cause Bloated Feelings | Lifebru
Connect with us

Food

Foods That Cause Bloated Feelings

These foods are known to cause bloated feelings and gassy stomachs, so beware and try to eat less of them. 

Published

on

There is not much worse of a feeling than being bloated after a meal. A world without feeling bloated and gassy would be a wonderful place to live, but let’s be honest, that place just doesn’t exist. Women have had to deal with being bloated since the dawn of time so let’s investigate what is making us bloated. Other than a woman’s menstruation, what could be causing our bellies to balloon and distend… it has to be the food we eat.

 

I found some foods that are common causes of bloated and gassy tummies.

 

Apples and Pears

Apples and Pears are big causes of gas but they contain tons of soluble fiber, so the gassy feeling shouldn’t stick around too long. A great way around the gas is to peel the fruit before you eat them.

 

Dairy

Dairy may be the most common cause of bloated feelings because many of us are allergic to dairy and don’t know. I’ve said it for years but we, as humans aren’t designed to drink cow’s milk. Cows milk is meant for baby cows, and our bodies aren’t meant to digest it. These digestive issues are the symptoms of lactose intolerance. If you are having issues with lactose intolerance, you should steer clear of dairy products and try Lactaid pills to reduce symptoms.

 

Broccoli, Cabbage and Asparagus

These veggies are notorious for causing gas and in some cases extra stinky gas. That is because these certain veggies contain raffinose, a sugar that is indigestible by our stomachs so it is fermented like fine wine in our intestines. This fermentation is what causes bloating, since the bacteria in our intestines reacts to this sugar and its byproduct are smelly methane gas. So to avoid this feeling, eat these veggies in moderation.

 

Beans

Ahh, The old school age song is true, Beans truly are the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot. We should all be lucky enough to live our lives by childhood songs. Hahaha. Beans make us fart because they contain a sugar, oligosaccharide, which is indigestible by our stomachs. Similar to broccoli, this indigestible sugar is eaten by bacteria in our intestines that have a gassy byproduct. So eat less and fart less, simple equation.

 

Fatty Foods

Fatty foods essentially slow down digestion, giving the food time to ferment and give off gas. The bacteria in our digestive system feeds off the fermented food and gases are released. Stay clear of fatty foods for overall health.

 

Salty Foods

Salty foods don’t cause gas, but they do make you retain water, which combined with gas will make your body feel bloated. Retaining water will also make your face swollen and you will appear bloated. Consume less salt and you won’t feel bloated.

 

Gum

Chewing gum can cause a bloated feeling because you swallow air, which gets trapped in your tummy. Some gums contain artificial sweeteners, which can cause digestive issues on their own. Chew less gum or burp more, you decide.

 

Carbonated Beverage

Carbonated beverage like beer and soda release carbon dioxide when consumes, so these gases get trapped in your stomach and intestines, causing bloating.

 

If you simply limit the amount of these foods, you should stay bloat free since 1993.

 

Photos courtesy of IndieMusic, E is for Eat, Pintrest

Up Next

Easy Anger Management Techniques To Make You Peaceful Again

Don't Miss

How Your Body Reacts to Going Vegan

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Featured

Tabitha Brown and Other Black Personalities Focus On Joy Despite Crisis

Published

on

Happiness is an essential aspect of survival. For many Black influencers, promoting positivity among fans and followers, mainly during crises, is a must—that so-called reminder that there is still light at the end of the darkest tunnel.

Amid the ill effects of the present COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing debates regarding equality and racism, numerous Black celebrities and creators are offering the community a chance to laugh, reconnect, and heal. Tabitha Brown delights her audience with cooking expertise; Kerry Washington showcases yoga as a calming and reflective activity, and Rickey Thompson entrances followers with his dancing moves.

Brown and Her Cooking

The vegan actress provides both her Instagram and TikTok fans with motivational clips. She combines her southern cooking with inspirational narratives. She guides her millions of followers as she demonstrates how to cook a variety of dishes as she simultaneously calms her audience with her trademark expressions, including “’cause that’s our business” and “like so, like that.”

After her 2-year battle with chronic fatigue and pain, the actress turned to the web, posting motivational videos for fans. “I want to help people,” Brown shares in a recent interview. “I think my content has a responsibility to bring light every day, whether it’s in laughter, whether it’s in inspiration, whether it’s through food,” she adds.

Thompson and His Dancing Moves

Like Brown, Thompson has millions of followers on social media. He dazzles his fans with various dance clips coupled with relatable rants regarding relevant issues. His videos are bursts of color and gaiety, encouraging everyone to believe that things will soon be okay.

He shares that, after the terrible losses that he and his family encountered, he realized that he could use his voice to influence others. Nowadays, he provides his fans with comic relief through dancing, walking, and self-expression. “As a Black person, our whole journey is trying to keep all our emotions within because we’re supposed to be strong, we’re supposed to be these tough people,” Thompson explains. “But we’re also human… What’s important is letting other people know you’re not in this alone,” he continues.

Staying Positive amid Problems

Despite the current difficulties encountered by various Black and colored communities in the country, it is highly important to remain calm and steady. Laughter helps relieve the accumulated stress and pain brought on by the pandemic and increased racism, while motivational talks provide positive guidance on how to make the best of the situation.

Numerous Black influencers and personalities offer various stress relief options online, encouraging others in the community to hold on to each other, although virtually, as we all await the eventual cure to this present pandemic. “So that even if it’s for one minute, it’s an escape for whatever they have going on in life. They can laugh a little bit or cry if they need to, but they just feel like they have somebody at that moment,” Brown asserts.

Indeed, we may all be grappling with various issues at the moment, but hope must spring eternal as survival can only be possible for those who remain steadfast, strong, and happy.

Continue Reading

Featured

How To Determine A Food-Friendly Wine

Published

on

The language of wine can be romantic, mystifying, or nonsensical — sometimes all at once. Experts share their experience and research for some wines and winery in answering the question: “What makes a wine food-friendly?”. Some people are dependent on wine names and might seem self-evident, but frequently, they get deceived. 

“Food-friendly” is a common description that should seem obvious, but what does it mean?

Most people would say that wine is meant to be consumed with food. However, we usually drink wines as cocktails, or on their own, without thinking about what we eat to match the wine mood. Sometimes, people also enjoy them as trophies, for the experience of tasting a rare, expensive wine. In these contexts, food doesn’t matter. Wine is the highlight.

The concept of a “food wine” became a derogatory — a wine that didn’t taste good on its own and needed food as a counterbalance for its flaws. That’s not what we mean today by describing a wine as “food-friendly.”

  • Every good wine will be friendly with at least some food. A positively food-friendly wine plays nicely with a broad category of foods, from sweet to savory to spicy, from meat to fish to veggies.

“I’ve had A-plus perfect pairings, where every note in the wine and dish sync and amplify each other, but those are rare experiences, and I don’t think they are the point most of the time,” says Matt Stamp, a master sommelier who used to try to orchestrate such pairings at the French Laundry in Yountville, in Napa Valley.

  • Along with Rosé, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Barbera are wines noted for their acidity and versatility with food. This can result in surprising pairings. Beef braised in Riesling is a traditional German dish, and pinot noir makes an exciting partner to sushi, roast chicken, pork, or grilled salmon. 
  • When in doubt at home or in a restaurant, look for these types of wines for challenging food pairings or find some bubbles, the second characteristic that defines food-friendly wines. Bubbles go with everything. The sparkling wine’s enthusiasm effectively cleanses your mouth and prepares you for the next bite of food or a sip of wine. Sparkling wines also manage to be refreshingly acidic. We do ourselves an offense by relegating champagne and other bubblies drinks, such as Italian prosecco or Spanish cava.

“Champagne can be had throughout a meal, even with the right steak,” says Nadine Brown, former sommelier at Charlie Palmer Steak in D.C. “Fried chicken and potato chips with grower champagne is hot right now,” Brown says, pointing to the ultimate combo of extravagant wine and poor vittles.

I usually don’t agree with the “drink the wine you like with the food you like” school of view because it can be lazy. But if you pay attention to the wines you drink and the foods you pair them with, you’ll develop your group of wine styles to draw on when wondering, “What on earth should I drink with this?”

And as Brown advises, “Stay curious.” You might find something unique and surprising.

Continue Reading

Featured

Turn Your Extra Rice Into Something More

Published

on

Rice is best paired with any of the viands you can think of, whether it’s vegetables or meat. It goes so well with anything. Without rice, sometimes, we feel unsatisfied; thus, we still feel hungry. However, you can turn rice into something you want it to be! Fried rice, for example, yet, it is not the basic ones; you can add something into it to make it more delicious and mouth-watering.

Depending on your position, leftover takeout rice can be the bane of your existence or a blessing. For most of us, it’s the latter. Extras such as these are the foundation for a superb reinvented supper, namely fried rice.

Fried rice is an excellent weeknight feed, whether you want to extemporize with what’s already in your kitchen or have a specific project. Here are some recipes from our archives, which are great as written and easy enough to achieve. They’re so great; you might find yourself ending up ordering more rice just to make them. 

Fried rice with broccoli and mustard greens

A vegetable-loaded version uses a sharp technique that has you cook the ingredients in steps, which is especially helpful if you don’t have a wok or large skillet.

Better than takeout fried rice

Sometimes, there are similarities between what you might get if you ordered fried rice, but we prefer the freshness and crunch of homemade. The ginger and red pepper flakes are making it sound, too.

Sesame fried rice with spring vegetables and egg

Brown rice binds more nourishment into the stir-fry, and fried eggs mean you can mix in a runny yolk for an extra-luxurious texture.

Garlic fried rice (Chahan)

This is for garlic lovers; celebrate because you’ll fry a few cloves for this recipe. It calls for short-grain Japanese rice, so here’s an ideal recipe for making a cut in any sushi rice you may get. 

Vegetable fried rice

This recipe helps you with extra brown rice. Other than that, it will also get you to reinvent those broccoli stems instead of throwing them away or doing the same recipe over and over again. 

Quick ham-fried rice with lavender

This is clearly off the hidden path, but the floral flavor plays well with the pork, ginger, and raisins. 

Spicy basil tofu fried rice

A stir-fry for one that recommends making a baked marinated tofu for extra flavor and thick texture. You can also swap in plain extra-firm tofu. 

African soul fried rice.

Food writer and culinary historian Michael Twitty is the source of this vivid dish that includes traditional or indigenous ingredients to West and Central Africa. 

Those are just some of the recipes you may use for converting your plain rice into something more tasty. Avoid food waste, get what you can consume. If we can’t avoid leftover foods, let’s not leave it. Let’s transform it.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Facebook

Featured3 days ago

5 Lifestyle Changes You Should Do in 2020

Featured5 days ago

8 Ways of Dealing with People You Don’t Like

Beauty5 days ago

Black Designers Celebrated During the Milan Fashion Week

Featured5 days ago

Covid -19 and its Effects on Nightmares

Featured2 weeks ago

Yoga: The Ultimate Solution to Chronic Pain

Fitness2 months ago

7 Foolproof Health Benefits of Running

Featured2 months ago

How To Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

Fitness2 months ago

Successful Eating Diet Tips

Featured2 months ago

All About Fasting: A Gateway To A Healthier Life

Featured2 months ago

How To Lose Weight On A Budget

Categories

Trending