Bloating is that awful puffy, poochy feeling you can get when you eat too fast, eat too much or if you eat foods high in fiber that can cause gas to build up in your digestive tract.
Usually bloating isn’t serious, but it can make you uncomfortable (and unhappy when you can’t zip up your jeans). It’s possible that bloating can be a symptom of a health problem, so if it occurs frequently, please speak with your health care provider.
Foods that cause gas can cause bloating. They aren’t necessarily bad for you – in fact, many of them are healthy high-fiber foods that belong in a healthy diet. There are some things you can do to help reduce the discomfort. But first, here’s a look at foods that might be making your belly feel bloated.