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Does your stomach disagree with you every time you eat a certain foods? With all of the ingredients found in foods today, it’s difficult to highlight the exact cause.
Certain foods negatively affect your digestive system more than others because of how your body reacts to those ingredients. If you suffer from common digestive problems, eliminating some of these foods from your diet may help solve your discomfort.
Even the healthiest fruits and vegetables such as oranges, lemons, and tomatoes can increase the risk of developing acid reflux. Acid reflux can lead to uncomfortable heartburn and make your stomach upset. By removing acidic foods from your diet or not eating acidic foods on an empty stomach, you are more likely to decrease the effects of irritation and inflammation.
One may think it’s a smart idea to cut calories with artificial sugars but that may play a part in upsetting your digestive system. “In general, sweeteners which are partially digested (sugar alcohols) have the biggest impact on the GI system and can lead to bloat, gas, and diarrhea,” said nutritionist and dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade to The Huffington Post.
High Fat Foods
It’s difficult for your body to digest foods that are high in saturated fat, such as French fries and ice cream, so you end up feeling full and uncomfortable. If you already suffer from heartburn, it’s best to avoid these high-fat foods all together.
Anything ranging from white bread, to soda, to potato chips is considered a processed food. Processed foods have shown to be linked to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Processed foods move quickly through the body and can cause bloating, cramping, and other digestive issues.
The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor Randi Roberts.