Abdominal bloating is the condition in which the abdomen feels uncomfortably full. But what causes that bloated, gassy feeling? Here are 9 common causes of bloating, and how you can avoid them.
1. Eating foods with artificial sugars
When our bodies can’t break down artificial sugar, and as the bacteria in our intestines try to do so, gas is created. “Not only do artificial sugars increase cravings, they’re also chemicals that can’t be absorbed and can aggravate irritable bowel syndrome,” says registered dietitian Laura Cipullo.