Bloating is an uncomfortable build-up of air in your digestive tract. Twenty percent of the gas that causes bloating is actually from gas we swallow, 80 percent is from the food you eat. That 80 percent comes from the breakdown of undigested food in the digestive tract, and also occurs when the body doesn’t absorb certain carbohydrates, including sugars, starches and fibre found in many foods, because of a shortage or absence of particular enzymes that aid digestion.
- Avoid Artificial Sweeteners: In addition to soda, there may be artificial sweeteners in foods you don’t expect, such as yogurts or reduced-calorie foods.
- Seek Out Gluten-Free Foods: If gluten is troublesome for you, try to find gluten-free products that are readily available in every major store, there is even gluten in ice cream.
- Look for Dairy-Free Products or Those Containing Lactase: There are a wide variety of foods in grocery stores made from soy products or rice products, they are made of products that don’t have lactose in them.