Which Foods Cause Bloating?

Reviewed on 1/14/2022

A man's bloated, distended belly
Foods that can cause gas and bloating may include beans, lentils, raw apples, apricots, bananas, melons, peaches, pears, prunes, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, peas, raw potatoes, radishes, wheat, dairy products, and others.

Bloating is usually a result of excess gas buildup in the large intestine (colon) that causes a distended abdomen. The colon bends a lot, and when air (gas) gets trapped in the bends, it may cause bloating, cramps, or sharp pains. 

34 Foods That Cause Bloating

Certain foods that can cause gas and bloating may include:

  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Fruits
    • Apples (raw)
    • Apricots
    • Bananas
    • Melons
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Prunes
  • Vegetables
    • Artichokes
    • Asparagus
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Corn
    • Cucumbers
    • Green peppers
    • Onions
    • Peas
    • Potatoes (raw)
    • Radishes
  • Wheat
  • Dairy products 
  • Eggs
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Fruit drinks
  • Beer
  • Red wine
  • Fried and fatty foods
  • Salt
  • Sugar 
  • Sugar substitutes
  • Packaged foods that contain lactose, such as breads, cereals, and salad dressings

Other Causes of Bloating

Other causes of gas that can lead to bloating include: 

Other causes of bloating include:

What Are Symptoms of Bloating?

The main symptoms of bloating include:

  • Abdominal distention 
  • Feeling of fullness in the belly

Bloating may be accompanied by:

See a doctor if the following symptoms accompany bloating: 

What Is the Treatment for Bloating?

Treatment for bloating depends on the cause and may include:

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Reviewed on 1/14/2022
References
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