What you should not eat for a flat stomach

Bloating, unfortunately, is a completely normal part of our lives. We will never entirely avoid them (although of course it must be stated that we women if at all, then at least scent the scent of roses). But there are also a few foods that puff more than others. They contain nutrients that our body can not optimally digest. Lactose, ie lactose, for example. Even short-chain carbohydrates can not be digested via the small intestine, they are deposited in the colon, where they are then fermented by bacteria. This fermentation process causes gas – and thus flatulence. Sorry for these details. But our body works that way, so we can talk about it.

These foods make for a bloated stomach

If you do not consume the foods listed below (especially if you are prone to bloating), you will not lose weight or get a six-pack. But your stomach will not swell any more – which is why you look slimmer immediately.

DAIRY PRODUCTS. Dairy products such as cheese or whole milk can cause digestive problems – especially if you suffer from lactose intolerance or sensitivity. Lactose is a natural sugar found in dairy products. The cause of lactose intolerance is a deficiency or complete absence of the digestive enzyme lactase in the small intestine. If you notice that you are reacting to the consumption of dairy products with flatulence, then you should switch to soy or almond milk. Cruciferous VEGETABLES. Broccoli, carob, cabbage, cabbage sprouts: this vegetable falls into the category of cruciferous vegetables. They contain a lot of folic acid, vitamin C and fiber. But also raffinose, a type of carbohydrate that our body can only handle with great difficulty. Instead of enzymes, raffinose is fermented by bacteria: the primary cause of gases and flatulence. Therefore: eat rather less, if you do not tolerate them so well. FOOD WITH HIGH SODIUM CONTENT. The average Austrian consumes more salt than recommended by the WHO. The natural reaction of the body to salt: it stores water – and that again puffs up the body. As a guideline: 2,300 mg of sodium per day is good for us, people with diabetes or high blood pressure should only take 1,500 mg. ALCOHOL. Like salt, alcohol dries up our bodies. Which is why he tries to bind the water urgently. This leads to swollen limbs and flatulence. Alcohol can also cause constipation … more we do not say, um. WATERMELON. Watermelons contain a lot of water. But: They also contain extremely much natural fructose, the fructose. Some people can not absorb fructose – and suffer from painful flatulence after drinking watermelons.

LEGUMES. Bohnchen, peas, lentils, soybeans: Legumes contain a lot of fiber and protein, which makes them both incredibly healthy, but unfortunately also difficult to digest. The intestinal bacteria, which begin with the decomposition, cause gases. Trick: legumes in combination with rice and quinoa makes them easier to digest. Soaking dried beans overnight helps to break the poorly digestible fibers. YOGURT. Natural yoghurt contains probiotics to aid your digestion and protect your stomach. Fruit yoghurt or flavored yoghurt often has a very high sugar content, which fuels fermentation in the stomach. CARBONATED BEVERAGES. Whether it's mineral water or soda, carbonated drinks can cause bloating. The simple explanation: The bubbles in the drink also blow in the stomach. ONIONS. Surprisingly, onions contain carbohydrates. More precisely: Exactly those that are also found in grains. Fructan is hard for the body to absorb and ensures that more water is stored in the intestine. The result? You understand. ARTIFICIAL SWEETENINGS. Artificial sweeteners seem tempting: fewer calories, less bacon. But sweeteners like xylitol and sorbitol take a long time before they are digested in the small intestine. During this time, they are puffing …

POPCORN. There are no special popcorn substances that cause bloating. It's just the volume we shovel into ourselves that dilates the stomach more than usual. COFFEE. Coffee is a high acid beverage – which can cause extra swelling in an irritated, sensitive stomach.