Believe it or not, everyone faces this problem. It’s *that* universal and common. But what’s the cause? Which food triggers it the most? Time to find out!
What exactly is bloating? Well, in simpler words bloating is when one feels fuller and tighter around the lower abdomen. This can lead to slight discomfort or pain as well. So the question is, which foods trigger it the most?*
1. Dairy products
This variable may apply to mostly lactose intolerant patients. When the body produces enough lactase enzymes, it does not fully digest dairy products, such as milk, tea, yoghurt, and more. As a result, bloating will occur.
So what to do?
The best you can do is to replace dairy products with non-dairy alternatives like lactose-free milk such as almond or soy milk. They will lower the bloating intensity and you can enjoy yoghurt, teas and ice-creams too!
Yes, you read that right! Those delicious chaats can make you uncomfortable too. At times, our body has a hard time breaking down food and causes troubled digestion.
Are there any alternatives?
Of course, there are! Replace beans with lentils (daal, in the shape of halwa or a tarkay wali daal) and quinoa. Also, here’s a tip: leave the beans in water for the night and then cook them the next day. This will reduce the chances of bloating.
The gluten present in wheat and wheat products can also lead to bloating, abdominal pain and more. This type of protein is mainly found in rice, bread, pasta, chappatis, etc.
Replace wheat with…
Here’s a quick recipe you can follow for the best oatmeal cookies ever!
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla essense
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or any flour you use
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Whisk the honey, butter, egg, and vanilla. In another bowl whisk, all the dry ingredients then combine them with the wet ingredients.
- Then, scoop the cookie dough on the baking sheet and tray.
- Place chocolate chips on top and set them to bake inn an oven preheated to 350°F.
On that note
Always remember a healthier you is a happier you! And as always you can make the yummiest, healthiest recipes easily at home which suit you the best!
*Disclaimer: Always consult a doctor before you embark on any diet plan
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